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Apply for a scaffold licence

Your application must be submitted a minimum of seven working days in advance of the works.

Please note:

  • a license to erect or retain a scaffold or other structure will only be issued to the company responsible for the management and use of the scaffolding
  • the scaffolding contractor cannot be the individual applying unless they are engaged directly by a householder who is undertaking the work themselves
  • you must have £5m public liability insurance
  • where the scaffolding contractor directly employs operatives, employers liability insurance giving a minimum cover of £10m for scaffolding is required
  • we reserve the right to increase required insurance amounts if it is considered that the site location requires a higher degree of cover
  • a copy of regulated scaffolding association membership certificates or alternative ‘competence’ documents will need to be submitted
  • a sketch or plan showing the proposed location of the structure is required

From 1 June 2019, a payment for £142 should be submitted with the application unless your company has been approved for a monthly account. The fees for all the licences are non-refundable.

Submission of a form and payment does not mean permission has been granted and no temporary structure may be put on the highway without a licence being granted first.

To apply please complete and return a WCC scaffold application(DOC, 2.3 MB) to your local area office.

A penalty charge of £200 will apply for any illegal structure found to be erected or retained on or over the highway without Warwickshire County Council's permission.