Scaffold, hoarding, container and crane licences

Do I need a licence? 

If work is taking place entirely on private land or property, you do not need a licence. 

You must have a licence to:  

  • put up scaffolding and hoarding on a public maintained: 
    • road 
    • pavement 
    • path  
    • footway 
  • place a crane on a public maintained 
    • road 
    • pavement 
  • place a container(s) on a public maintained: 
    • road 
    • pavement 

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How to apply 

Please complete and return the appropriate application form to the email address on the form. 

Payment 

We will contact you once your application has been approved with the fee amount.  You will be given details of how to pay by bank transfer. 

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Safety 

It is a legal requirement during building work that everyone’s safety is ensured. 

All safety guidelines are included with your licence and must be followed at all times. 

See also: Safe assembly and dismantling of scaffolding

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Scaffold/hoarding licence

Fees

Scaffold/hoarding licence
Fee£336.10
Initial inspection/process fee£76.60
Emergency or retrospective, inspection application processing£88.95
Deposit£76.50 per square metre (L x W x £76.50 ) - deposit fully refunded provided no damage to footway
Deposit handling fee£76.50
Licence period3 months
Renewable?Yes - fee £333.50
Additional inspection fee - site visits following complaints£37.95
Copy of public liability insurance certificate£5,000,000 cover

Application form

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Container licence

Fees

Container licence
Licence fee£190.35
Container on carriageway fee£98.10 per week
Emergency or retrospective, inspection application processing£88.95
Deposit£98.10 per square metre (L x W x £76.50 ) - deposit fully refunded provided no damage to footway
Licence periodLength of period container is on carriageway
Renewable?No - you must apply for a new licence to cover a new period
Additional inspection fee - site visits following complaints£37.95 minimum
Copy of public liability insurance certificate£2,000,000 cover

Application form

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Mobile crane licence

Fees

Mobile crane licence
Licence fee£380.40 per day
Initial inspection/process fee£76.50
Emergency or retrospective, inspection application processing£88.95
Deposit£200 - fully refunded provided no damage to footway
Licence period1 day
Licence renewable?No - you must apply for a new licence to cover a new period
Additional inspection fee - site visits following complaints£37.95 minimum
Copy of public liability insurance certificate£10,000,000 cover

Application form

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Static crane licence

Fees

Static crane licence
Fee£697.70.for period
Initial inspection/process fee£76.50
Emergency or retrospective, inspection application processing£86.60
Deposit fee £200 - fully refunded provided no damage to footway
Licence periodLength of licence applied for
Licence renewable?Yes - fee £697.70
Additional inspection fee - site visits following complaints£37.95 minimum
Copy of public liability insurance certificate£10,000,000 cover

Application form

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Contact

Traffic Management
Environment and Neighbourhoods
Level 1 - River Park House
225 High Road
Wood Green
N22 8HQ

Telephone
020 8489 1712

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Page last updated:

December 28, 2022

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