Apply for a hoarding licence to put temporary fences around a construction site

You'll need a licence to put up temporary fences, also known as hoardings, around a construction site

A hoarding licence costs £226.60.

What you'll need

When you apply you'll need to provide:

  • a copy of your public liability insurance certificate (minimum of £10 million)
  • a precise description of the location where you intend to place the hoarding

Your application will not be processed if you do not submit this.

If you're unsure if the area where you want to put up hoardings is private, you can check the list of streets we manage.

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Renew a hoarding licence

It costs £40 to renew a hoarding licence.

The licence can only be renewed twice - after this, you'll need to apply for a new one.

If you've already put up hoardings

If you've already put up hoardings, you'll need to apply for a retrospective hoarding licence.

The cost for a retrospective hoarding licence is £470.

What happens next

Applications will take approximately 4 weeks to complete, providing all documents are submitted.

The licence will be valid for 28 calendar days.

Help with your application

If you need any help or support with your application, email [email protected].