Temporary highway licences

Mobile scaffolding

Mobile scaffolding and scaffolding towers are smaller, temporary scaffolding structures, often equipped with wheels, for small-scale building or refurbishment work. This includes quick assembly scaffolding towers that may be erected at the start of the day and taken down at the end

If you use these structures on the public highway you will need a licence.

A mobile scaffolding licence allows the responsible party to erect and dismantle the scaffolding tower as many times as they like within the two week period, however the tower must conform to any licence conditions each and every time erected.

In some cases a site meeting will be required to discuss the impact of the structure upon the use of the highway, we therefore ask for as much advance notice as possible.

Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions and any specific conditions on an individual licence may result in the responsible company incurring a penalty charge and/or seizure and removal of the scaffolding.

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Complete our mobile scaffolding licence application form.

Please allow 2 working days for your application to be processed.


A mobile scaffolding licence costs £51 and is valid for a two week period and one location only.