Hoarding licence

Apply for a hoarding licence

Your hoarding licence entitles you to place any temporary hoarding or fencing on the road, footway or grass verge for up to 28 days.

For more information, see our scaffolding and hoarding licence terms and conditions, or contact our Highway Licencing Team.

Please note:

  • we require a minimum of 5 working days notice to investigate and process your application
  • if your hoarding reduces the width of the footway to less than 1.2m, a temporary footway must be provided
  • if a temporary footway is placed on an adjacent carriageway, you will need to provide traffic management measures
  • where a temporary footway is not possible, you may need to apply for a footway closure
  • you must supply all relevant details with your application

Tacit consent parameters

We may be unable to give permission for a hoarding to be placed at your requested location, so this process does not fall under 'tacit consent' parameters:

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we will contact you about your application within 5 working days
  • if you've not heard from us within 5 working days, contact the Highway Licensing Team to check the status of your application

Cost of hoarding licences

  • a hording licence costs £89.00 for 28 days
  • subsequent periods of 1 to 28 days will be charged at £58.00
  • if you require a hoarding licence urgently, a late application costs an additional £35.00 (£124.00 for the first 28 days in total)
  • we will issue a 'defect notice' if a hoarding does not meet the standards described in our licence terms and conditions; in these circumstances you must rectify the fault and pay an additional £72.50

Paying for hoarding licences

Please do not send payment with your application. You will receive an invoice for all fees and charges.

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