You need a permit from us if you are carrying out any building work next to the public highway that requires the use of scaffolding or hoarding.

What licence you need and how much it costs

Scaffolding companies need to apply for a permit to place scaffolding and hoardings on a public highway.

The cost for a scaffolding permit is:

  • £75 for domestic property
  • £115 per street for commercial properties less than 10m
  • £195 per street for commercial properties over 10m

The cost for hoarding or fencing is £115 per street.

How long the permit will last

The length of the permit will depend on the location and the works you are carrying out.

What happens after you've applied

Your application will only be considered successful once it has been processed and a permit is produced.

Once we grant your licence, the details will be recorded and you will be given an exclusive reference code for your permit at the agreed location and for the agreed period.

Apply for a permit or to extend your current permit

To apply for a permit or extend it you can contact Highway Network Management on 0114 27 36677 or by email at You can also apply online.

Change licence details

Contact us if you need to change any of the details on your permit or apply to amend them online.

Contact Highway Network Management