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Scaffolding and Hoarding Permits

Walsall Council recognises that there are numerous circumstances where it is necessary to erect scaffolding and/or hoarding on the public highway. This may be in order to carry out essential maintenance to properties, assist in renovation works or simply for safety purposes.

In accordance with Sections 169, 172, 173 and 178 of the Highways Act 1980, a permit is required for every scaffold or hoarding that is erected on the public highway. For the avoidance of doubt the term highway covers the carriageway, footway or verge.

Any person who wishes to erect a scaffold or hoarding on the public highway for any period of time is required to apply to Walsall Council, detailing what works intend to be undertaken; the time scales involved; dimensions of any structure to be erected and an agreement to safety conditions.

Applications for a licence should be received 5 working days before the required start date. This is to allow sufficient time to process the request prior to the scaffolding/hoarding being erected.

The application process can be completed via the use of Walsall Council's e-form using the link below.

Alternatively, a completed PDF version can be returned to along with copies of the Main Contractors Public Liability Certificate, Method Statement & Risk Assessment. The link below will provide access to the relevant forms:

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