Hoarding on the highway


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Please submit your application online and pay via bank transfer/online. Any postal applications or cheque payments will not be processed until further notice.

If you recently made a postal application or paid by cheque please contact us on 0300 123 4047.

You need a licence before you can place hoarding on a public road, verge or pavement. A hoarding is a temporary fence enclosing a construction site.

Before you start, you'll need your public liability insurance certificate (minimum of £10 million).


A 14 day hoarding licence costs £100. It's £45 for every week after.

Getting a licence

When we receive your application, we'll consider:

  • traffic on the street where you want the hoarding
  • danger and disruptions caused
  • width of the road and pavement
  • access to surrounding property
  • planned or existing roadworks.

We may visit the site whilst the hoarding is in place to make sure our safety requirements are met.