Apply for a scaffolding licence

You’ll need a licence if you want to put up scaffolding on the public highway.

You must be a registered scaffolding company to apply for a licence.

If you're unsure if the street is maintained by the council, you can check the list of streets we maintain.

How to apply

You can apply online to purchase a scaffolding licence, it costs £274.

You'll need:

  • a copy of your public liability insurance certificate for £10 million
  • clear photograph or map of the location
  • a copy of your CRSIS qualification or equivalent
  • a copy of the New Roads and Street Works Act accreditation (operative and supervisor)
  • a precise description of the site where you intend to place the scaffolding
  • type of structure and dimension details
  • intended start and end date
Apply now

Renew a scaffolding licence

You can renew a scaffolding licence online, it costs £47.

If you’ve already put up scaffolding

If you’ve already put up scaffolding, you can apply for a retrospective scaffolding licence.

A retrospective scaffolding licence costs £529.

Help with your application

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