Scaffold licences are:
- only issued to scaffolding companies with qualified scaffolders
- not issued to individuals
How to applySuffolk County Council
Network Assurance Licencing Team Phoenix House 3 Goddard RoadSuffolk IP1 5NP
Before you apply
To obtain a scaffolding licence you will need a copy of the:
- up-to-date accreditation for the on site erector
- company's public liability insurance with an insured sum of no less than £5,000,000. We reserve the right to increase this threshold for locations needing extra cover
The fee for each licence is £190 (excluding VAT) and lasts for 8 weeks.
Suffolk County Council licence fees increased from 1 October 2019. The revised fee amounts are in the application forms. Make sure you read through the application form before you apply for a licence.
Any extension will require a new licence and payment of £70.
Any inspections required due to non-compliance with the conditions will face a £50 charge per inspection.
The licence fee will not be refunded if the application is not approved.
Pay for a scaffolding licence
Find out how to pay for a scaffolding licence.
All cheques should be payable to Suffolk County Council.