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Use a static crane over highway

If you want to place or use a crane over the highway you will require a licence.


  • £294 for the application which includes the first month’s fee
  • £294 for every additional month the overhang is required


Applicants should be the person who ensures the conditions of the licence are met.

Apply by downloading, completing and returning an application form. You will also need to enclose:

  • A copy of your company’s public liability insurance policy
  • A copy of your crane driver’s accreditation

Please note we are aware that the figures on the PDF application form do not match the figures quoted on the website (some of which are on this page). The correct figures are the ones listed on the webpages. The PDF application form is currently under review.

Static crane application form

Licence conditions

  • you will be responsible for any damage caused by the crane to the highway, street furniture, private property and personal injury
  • you must have public liability insurance of at least £6 million
  • your driver must maintain valid accreditation

Last Modified: 04/04/2023 15:16:34