Hoarding and scaffolding

The Highways Act 1980 – Section 169 – Control of Scaffolding/Hoarding on the adopted highway

Any scaffolding or hoarding which encroaches or projects over the highway requires a scaffold permit. These permits are only issued to the scaffolding company. Please ask your scaffolder to contact us.

Scaffolding or harding contractors must have a licence to erect a scaffolding or hoarding on any part of the adopted highway network. Permits are issued directly to the scaffolding company who must also hold public liability insurance for a minimum of £5 million as you'll be responsible for any third party claims that may arise.

Current fees

Annual registration fee: £120

  • Scaffolding companies who are registered with the city council: £5 per metre2, per 28 days (minimum fee charged £50).
  • Scaffolding companies who are NOT registered with the city council: £7.50 per metre2, per 28 days (minimum fee charged £75).
  • Hoarding companies who are registered with the city council: £100 per individual named highway, per 28 days.
  • Hoarding companies who are NOT registered with the city council: £200 per individual named highway, per 28 days.

Please note that any scaffolding or hoarding that is erected without a permit is in breach of the Highways Act 1980 and shall be removed immediately.

Contact details

For help and advice, please email licensingenquiries@salford.gov.uk and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

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