You need to apply to us for permission when you need to erect scaffolding, staging, hoarding or fencing to secure a building site. The licence below also includes the use access machinery, such as cranes and cherry pickers on the highway in relation to building work.
If permission is granted, the conditions attached to the licence must be carefully read and kept too:
Scaffold company registration
Please email or fax a completed Company registration form together with a signed copy of the conditions for the erection of scaffolding and hoardings on a Public Highway and a copy of your ten million pounds sterling Public Liability Insurance to our Licensing and Streetworks Administration Team.
First, you need to register with the Licensing and Streetworks Administration Team.
How to apply
You must apply at least seven working days before your start date.
First you must complete the licence application form (doc format, 98Kb). To make the supporting fee payment please use one of the following links and upload your application and public liability insurance document when prompted
If your company has not previously registered with this team, please ensure you also submit necessary registration forms (as above):
- A signed acknowledgement and contact details form (pdf format, 162Kb) [within the general conditions document]
- A completed scaffold company registration form (pdf format, 48 KB)
Apply by post or email
Cheques should be made payable to Oxfordshire County Council.
There is a £200 fine for non-compliance of the terms and conditions of the licences apart from the crane where the fine will be £500 for non-compliance.
- Scaffolding - £125 for one month, renewal £100 per month.
- Hoarding - £125 for one month, renewal £100 per month.
- Tower scaffold - £100 for two days, renewal £100 for two days.
- Cherry picker - £100 for two days, renewal £100 for two days
- Scissor lift - £100 for two days, renewal £100 for two days
- Crane - £350 for one day
We aim to process your application within seven working days and will then inform you of our decision.
Does tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.
You can direct any questions regarding procedures or licences to our Licensing and Streetworks Administration Team.