Who needs a building licence?
You will need a building licence for building works involving scaffolds, hoardings, gantries, temporary crossovers (dropped kerbs) and for opening up the carriageway or footway.
You will also need to book a parking suspension if your works take up all or part of a parking space.
Applications are subject to the Highways Act 1980.
Building Licence Fee
Minor works: £409.50 (plus a £692.10 deposit)
Standard works: £626.85 (plus a £1499.57 deposit)
Major works: £1363.95 (plus a £4037.32 deposit)
How long does the licence last for?
Licences last for a maximum of 6 months. The cost for a two month extension is £152.25.
If we have to visit the site, such as because of a complaint, each inspection costs £68.25. Any extension and inspection costs will be deducted from your deposit before it is refunded.
Apply for a building licence
The quickest and easiest way to apply is by email:
- Download: Building Licences Application and Guidelines (PDF)
- Read the guidelines
- Print off the pack and fill in the application form
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allow ten working days after you think the application has been received before contacting us for the permit number
Search for a licensed structure
You can search for licensed structures in your area: