Hoarding and materials on the highway

You need a licence before you can place building materials, equipment or hoarding on a public road, verge or pavement.

Before you start...

You'll need your public liability insurance certificate (minimum of £10 million).

It costs £94 for a 14 day licence. It's £42 for every week after.

Getting a licence

When we receive your application, we'll consider:

  • traffic on the street where you want the hoarding or material
  • 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 or materials are in place to make sure our safety requirements are met.