Scaffolding licence

Scaffolding licence

Apply for a scaffolding licence.

Scaffolding licence

You will need a scaffolding licence for:

  • placing scaffolding on a public highway, road, pavement or rear lane

How long does the application process take?

Applications should be submitted in good time, applications will be reviewed on typical working days (Mondays to Fridays).


The cost of the licence is £70 per week, and £50 for subsequent weeks, payable by credit or debit card.

There is an additional £15 urgency surcharge (within 2 days) for urgent structure applications.

Important information

Please note:

  • if you are organising scaffolding as an individual the company you have contracted to do the work for you will include this in their costs as part of the quote, as they are required to apply for licences
  • failure to obtain the necessary permissions may result in fines/enforcement action being taken against you
  • if the time required needs to be extended then the request should be submitted in good time before any granted permission expires
  • information supplied when you submit your application may be included in any Public Notices issued about the works and will appear on Worcestershire roadworks map
  • if for any reason we need to check any information submitted we may need to contact you for clarification, please see the Council's Privacy Notice for further information about how we use your information

Before you start your application

For your application you will need to:

  • provide a description of the works to be carried out and the location details
  • upload copies of your up to date Public Liability Insurance certificate and possibly your Employee Liability Insurance if you are a contractor who directly employs operatives
  • agree to our Terms and Conditions
  • pay online on submission
  • have your login details in hand, if your organisation has already applied for permits or licences such as road closures, skips, etc via our online systems, your organisation should already have an account. However, if your organisation does not have yet an account, please go to Create a company account page.


To start your application:

Log into your company account

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