Hoardings or site fences licence

Request a licence to erect hoardings or site fences on the highway.

1 Overview

Hoardings or site fences are required to separate a building from the highway while any type of building works are being carried out.

A licence is required to erect hoardings or site fences on the public highway, for which a fee is payable. A licence is not necessary for private roads.

2 Apply

Complete the following application form and email it to us, along with a copy of your public liability insurance to the value of £10 million. A minimum of 5 working days' notice is required.

Hoardings and site fences application form (Word, 57KB)

3 What next?

If approved, a licence will be issued. If you require an extension to your licence submit another application before your licence expires.

A licence may only be refused on the grounds that it would cause unreasonable obstruction in the street. In most cases, that could be overcome by the contractor providing pedestrian facilities.

4 Pay the fee

You will be emailed an invoice which you can pay online.


Erecting hoardings or fencing on the highway:

  • 1st calendar month: £179.44
  • Each additional calendar month: £119.69
Last updated:
1 May 2018

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