Scaffold and hoarding licences

Before any scaffolds or hoardings can be placed on the public highway, the scaffold or hoarding provider must apply to us for a permit.


A permit will only be issued to the company responsible for putting up the scaffold or hoarding on the highway.

If you want to place a scaffold or hoarding on the highway you should contact a scaffold or hoarding provider of your choice.

Scaffold or hoarding providers have to sign, date and return a copy of our standard conditions, along with the permit fee, before permission can be given to erect any scaffold or hoarding.

Applications must be made by the scaffold or hoarding provider and returned by:

  • email: highways.hub@derbyshire.gov.uk

  • or post, with the permit fee, to:
    Director of Economy, Transport and Environment
    County Hall
    Matlock
    Derbyshire
    DE4 3AG

An application form must be completed and returned not less than seven working days before it is intended to place the scaffold or hoarding on the highway.

A scaffold or hoarding must not be placed on the highway until written permission has been given.

It's a statutory requirement to have a permit. It's an offence for scaffolds or hoardings to be placed on the public highway and the scaffold or hoarding may be removed without notice.

Any scaffold found on the highway without a licence will incur a cost of £50 to cover administration fees plus the usual cost of a licence of £93.

There is a charge for all applications to place scaffold or hoarding on the highway.

The company responsible for erecting the scaffold or hoarding must provide evidence of public liability insurance cover of not less than £5m before any scaffold or hoarding can be placed on the highway.

Conditions for placing a scaffold or hoarding on the highway

The conditions are detailed in our standard conditions attached to this page, or by contacting Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.

Cost

A permit to place a scaffold or hoarding on the highway is £93 per application.

Extensions may be permitted at our discretion and will incur a further fee of £55 per extension.

These fees are non-returnable.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash or online.

If you want to pay online, please see the instructions on the application form.

How long a permit lasts

A permit can last for up to a maximum of 14 days on any class road.

If a scaffold or hoarding is required for a longer period than this, then a further application must be made for consideration and an additional fee will be charged.

Check if a scaffold or hoarding has a valid permit

You can find out if a scaffold or hoarding company has a valid permit by contacting us during office hours tel: 01629 538535.

Complaints

Any complaints about the location or safety of scaffold or hoarding on the highway should be reported to Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.

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