Scaffolding and hoarding licences

The erection of scaffolding or hoarding (temporary board fencing around building sites) on or over a public highway needs a licence. This is to make sure the health and safety of the public is not at risk.

You can apply for a scaffolding or hoarding licence through the Street Works Team.



New License (covers three months): £175.00 (incl. VAT)
Renewal (covers three months): £135.00 (incl. VAT)


New License (covers three months): £290.00 (incl. VAT)
Renewal (covers three months): £245.00 (incl. VAT) 


Applications for a scaffolding or hoarding licence must be done through this form:

With the form, please include:

  • the correct fee
  • a site location plan
  • a dimensioned elevation plan
  • an outline of any precautionary measures you intend to take to ensure public safety
  • a copy of your public indemnity insurance, showing cover for at least £10 million.

If both a scaffolding and hoarding licence are required please complete separate forms with two fees, one for each licence required.

Return the form, along with the documentation outlined above, and the correct fee to:
Street Works Team
Slough Borough Council
Observatory House
25 Windsor Road
Slough, SL1 2EL

You can also submit this form by email to We will send you an invoice with details on how to pay.

We will aim to issue you with a licence as soon as possible. You must not commence with the erection of the structure until you receive this licence. The licence will contain conditions designed to secure the health and safety of the public.

Licences are normally valid for up to 12 weeks after which you must have safely removed the structure or applied for and been granted a renewal licence.

Please note: not holding a correct licence is an offence, and you may receive a fine.

If you have any doubt about whether you need a scaffolding or hoarding licence, please contact us for advice before starting work.