Apply to install traffic count apparatus on the public highway

You'll need a licence if you want to install traffic count apparatus on or over the public highway, including cameras.

A licence to install traffic count apparatus costs £23 plus VAT. An individual licence is needed for each installation.

How to apply

You'll need to provide:

  • the location and details of the apparatus
  • the date the apparatus is to be installed and removed
  • details of the client who requested the survey
  • the reason for the survey
  • a copy of your public liability insurance (minimum of £10 million)
  • your method statement
  • your risk assessment

Your application will not be processed if you do not submit all required documents.

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If you've already installed traffic count apparatus

If you've already installed traffic count apparatus, you can apply for a retrospective licence.

The cost of a retrospective licence is £34 plus VAT.

What happens next

Applications may take up to 7 days to complete, providing all documents are submitted.

Licences are valid for 28 calendar days.

Help with your application

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