Shropshire Council

Scaffolding or hoarding licence

If you would like to erect scaffolding or hoarding on or over a public highway you'll need to apply for a licence. Just click on the green button to download the form.

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Note: There are three embargo periods operated across Shropshire market towns during which time only emergency works are permitted. Dates fall as follows:

  • Christmas - between the second Monday in November and the Monday following the first week in January
  • Good Friday - for ten days (usually in March)
  • Flower show – 1 week in August

Applications must be made at least 10 working days (excluding Saturdays) before the date you would like to erect the scaffolding or hoarding. If you need to carry out emergency work sooner, you must contact the co-ordination manager as soon as possible before erecting any scaffolding or hoarding.


The following fees apply:

Initial application £150
Scaffold permit extension £110
Unlicensed scaffold permit £300

Our application form includes guidelines for completion (including contact details for your local co-ordination manager). Before submitting your application, please check with our Planning Department whether or not planning permission is required for the work.