Container licence

Part of: Scaffolding, hoarding, container and crane licences

You must have a licence to place a container on a public:

  • road
  • pavement


Download, fill out and return the application form by email. Once your application has been approved, we will contact you with the fee amount and details of how to pay by bank transfer.


Container licence
Licence breakdown Cost breakdown
Licence fee £238
Container-on-carriageway fee £123 per week
Emergency or retrospective inspection application processing £111
Deposit (fully refundable if there is no damage to the footway) £123 per square metre
Licence period Up to 3 months
Additional inspection fee – site visits following complaints £48
Copy of public liability insurance certificate £2,000,000 cover


Container licences are renewable. 

Licence period

Container licences last up to 3 months.

Contact customer services: highway licences