Apply for a Mobile Elevated Work Platforms licence

Apply for a licence to place mobile lifting apparatus on the highway.

  • This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
  • Please ensure you have enough time to complete the whole form in one session so that your data is not lost.
  • You will need evidence of public liability insurance to the value of £10 million. This should be attached to the form by uploading it from the device you are using (computer, tablet).
  • You will be invoiced a charge of £86.40 for the first 10 day period. There will be a charge of £40.10 for each additional 7 day period.
  • The questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require an answer.

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Applicant details

Enter your first name.
Enter your last name.
Enter the address name or number. This could a flat, house or building name or number.
Enter the first line of the address. This could be the street name.
Enter the second line of the address if you need to. This could be the village name.
Enter the town or city of the postal address.
Enter the postcode, with or without spaces.
Enter an email address where we can write to you.
Enter a daytime phone number that we can ring you on. This can be a mobile or land line number.
Enter another phone number we can reach you on. This can be a mobile or land line number.
Select one of the options below.

Licence details

Enter the name of the MEWP company.
Enter details of the proposed location.
Select one of the options below.

Enter the date when the licence is needed from following the format dd/mm/yyyy, for example 01/01/2015.
Enter the date when the licence is needed to following the format dd/mm/yyyy, for example 01/01/2015.
Enter the number of licences you require for this location.
Enter your hours of operation.
Enter details of where the MEWP is kept outside of your hours of operation.
Attach a copy of the site plan.
Attach a copy of the contractor's third party liability insurance certificate.
Select 'Yes' if this application requires traffic management.

Terms and conditions

  1. The works - All works shall be in accordance with the specific requirements issued by WSCC at the time of the resident’s application and in so far as the site will be subject to periodic inspection, additional conditions may be imposed during the works.
  2. Traffic control - The executor of the works shall provide and erect all necessary warning notices, signs and signals for the satisfactory control of traffic in accordance with Chapter 8 – Traffic Signs Manual 1991, and the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994 and any subsequent amendments thereof as directed by the Highway Network Manager.
  3. Health, safety and welfare - The executor of the works shall undertake works in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidelines applicable to the works. This shall be done with particular regard to the protection of the public from harm, injury, damage or loss.
  4. Disabled and blind person - All works shall be executed with due regard to the additional particular needs of disabled and blind persons using the highway.
  5. Road signs - No existing road sign/line shall be obstructed or rendered less effective due to the execution of works without the approval of the Council and the provision of alternative signing/lining to his requirements.
  6. Default - In the event of the works not being to the entire satisfaction of the County Council the works shall cease and the original conditions shall be restored forthwith. If necessary, the restoration of works will be carried out by the County Council and the costs shall be recoverable from the person or persons responsible.
  7. It is the responsibility of the applicant to consult with the Local Planning Authority to determine whether a planning approval is required for these works.


  • I/we hereby undertake to indemnify the West Sussex County Council, its officers, servants and agents against all costs, claims and expenses, damage to property and injury to persons howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly from the depositing of builder’s materials/skip bag(s) or works carried out in connection therewith.
  • I/we hereby certify that I am/we are the owner(s)/deemed owner(s) of the mobile elevated working platform(s) and that I/we will comply with the conditions above.

Enter your full name to show you agree to the above statements.

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