Scaffolding licence

Scaffolding licences are needed to erect scaffolding on the public footway. Once a licence is issued and the scaffolding in place a Streetworks inspector will visit to ensure that there are no obstructions or affects on the health and safety of the public.


If you are a scaffolding company please complete and return the application form to the address below

PDFScaffolding Application [PDF 122KB]

The fees are listed on the form.

Time to process

Scaffolding licences can be produced and sent out to the scaffolding company within 5 working days of receiving the application and payment.

Will tacit authorisation apply?


Provided that all relevant criteria are met on the application form and payment has been made, authorisation to erect a scaffold in the public footway is granted once the licence has been produced, and not before.