Materials on the highway

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

Before you apply, you need to register your business first.

Before you start...

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

It costs £92 for a 14 day licence. It's £41 for every week after.


Getting a hoarding licence

When we receive your application for a licence, we'll consider:

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

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