Hoarding licence


  1. Overview
  2. Apply for a hoarding licence


To position a hoarding on a highway, which includes any public path, pavement or road, you must apply to the Council for permission.

Anyone erecting a hoarding on the highway should be aware of the following requirements:

  • It is an offence to erect a hoarding on the highway without the Council's permission
  • The Council may grant permission by issuing a licence with or without conditions
  • The owner of the hoarding must make sure that it is erected and maintained in accordance with safety conditions attached to the licence

Apply for a hoarding licence

There is fee of £65 for the issue of a licence.

Apply online for a hoarding licence 

Hoarding scaffold application

A Building Control surveyor will visit the site and agree the issue of a licence subject to any relevant conditions.