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Apply for street works highway licence

To place a temporary obstruction on a public highway or anywhere else you don’t own, you’ll need to apply for a licence.

Obstructions you need a licence for include:

  • scaffolding
  • hoardings
  • building materials
  • containers
  • cranes
  • or any other temporary obstruction on the public highway

If a structure is located on the Highway without the relevant permission a Non-compliance fee will be changed in addition to licence management fee.

How to apply for a street works licence

You need to download and complete the relevant form at the bottom of this page.

Information and payment details are included in the forms.

When you’ve completed the form, please return them to and we’ll contact you.

It takes up to 10 days to process your licence.

TFL red route licences

If you want to put an obstruction on a highway marked with red lines, you’ll need to contact Transport for London about a licence

Contact Transport for London

To requests road closure

Complete the road closure form below.

Six week’s notice is needed for permission.

Contact us

Email street works

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