Pay for a licence

Find out how to pay online for a licence (SL NRSWA) or a Section 50 (NRSWA 50) licence with a licence reference number.

Before you start

To pay online, you will need the licence reference number provided by us.

You can pay by debit or credit card.

Licence (SL NRSWA)

You can pay online for licences including:

  • skip licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • scaffolding licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • container, cabins, welfare facilities units licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • builder materials licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • non-illuminated banners and Christmas decorations licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • mobile elevating works platform licence, extensions and penalty charges

When entering your licence or licence reference number, please add 000 before the given 5 digit number. For example, NRSWA-LICENCE-00011111.

Pay for a licence

Section 50 licence for apparatus placed in the highway (NRSWA S50)

For apparatus (such as water supply) being placed in the highway by a contractor, which is maintained by the owner of the apparatus and not a utility company.

When entering your S50 reference number, please add 00 before the given 5 digit number. For example, NRSWA-S50-0011111.

Pay for a S50 licence

Other ways to pay

Online banking

Payment should be made to:

  • Account name: Suffolk County Council
  • Sort Code: 30-00-00
  • Account Number: 00293148

If you are a Lloyds customer, you may have difficulty using the above sort code and account number. Therefore, please use the following:

  • Account name: Suffolk County Council
  • Sort Code: 30-00-02
  • Account Number: 01305978

You also need to email with both the:

  • licence or licence reference number which relates to the payment
  • amount being paid


Send a cheque payable to Suffolk County Council to:

Network Assurance Licencing Team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

There'll be a delay to the process by 7 days until the authorisation of cheque clearance has been received.

Payment must be accompanied by the licence application or the licence or licence reference number covered by the payment and the amount being paid in relation to each number.

A receipt will be provided on request.

If you have any queries regards the above, please email or contact 0345 606 6171