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.

Payment for all licences and permits

Please note that payment will need to be paid in advance of any application being approved. Please ensure you plan your works correctly, giving a minimum of two weeks’ notice to ensure payment can be processed in full.

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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