You will need a license to put up any hoarding on the public highway.

The license is valid for 7 days and must be renewed if the work will exceed this period.

Failure to obtain a license or to follow the regulations of the license may result in fines up to £5000.


  • hoardings must be a minimum of 2.5m high and be able to withstand high winds
  • illumination may be required if street lighting is not adequate
  • they must have a smooth finish with no protruding parts
  • pedestrian walkways of satisfactory width are to be maintained or provided and regularly inspected by the contractor

Apply for a Hoarding licence

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Further Information

If you need any more information or advice, or help in completing your application please contact us.