Apply for a scaffolding commercial licence

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Please read through the steps below before applying for a scaffolding commercial licence.

Applications in all cases should be submitted at least 10 working days before the licence is required.

You are required to submit:

  • A minimum public liability of insurance document of £5, 000,000,
  • A site location plan and
  • A road space booking and road closure (subject to required Traffic management) in addition to applying for this licence.
  • Prior to submitting an application, the applicant will liaise with all neighbouring properties/businesses of the location of the scaffolding to ensure the owners/occupiers are aware of the anticipated works.

If the conditions are not adhered to, this will result in a £80 fine for each contravention. 

Further guidance and conditions will need to be agreed to prior to applying, these can be seen when applying for a licence.

The licence fee varies for major roads and minor roads and is calculated in two, four and six month timescales. A renewal is required after six months. 

Minor road fees

Type of road Duration Price
Minor road less than 50m2 0 to two months £453
Minor road more than 50m2 0 to two months £2419
Minor road less than 50m2 two to four months £838
Minor road more than 50m2 two to four months £2697
Minor road less than 50m2 four to six months £1214
Minor road more than 50m2 four to six months £3068

Major roads fees

Type of road Duration Price
Major road less than 50m2 0 to two months £956
Major road more than 50m2 0 to two months £4893
Major road less than 50m2 two to four months £1681
Major road more than 50m2 two to four months £5395
Major road less than 50m2 four to six months £2428
Major road more than 50m2 four to six months £6137

Highway licensing team : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Highway Licensing Team - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road,
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683800