Pay for a highway licence

How to pay for a Highway licence including skip, scaffolding, containers, welfare units and non-illuminated banners on a public road, pavement or verge.

To pay for NRSWA Section 50 Licence please go to Section 50 Streetworks Licence

Highway licences

You can pay online for a highway licence including:

  • Skip licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • Scaffolding licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • Container or welfare facilities units licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • Builder materials licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • Non-illuminated banners licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • Mobile elevating works platform licence (or other forms of lifting equipment), extensions and penalty charges
  • Cranes, extension and penalty charges
  • Hoarding licence, extensions and penalty charges
  • Crane oversail, extension and penalty charges
  • Street furniture
  • Planting or cultivation
  • Attachments to street lighting columns
  • Signing for new developments

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

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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

If you are unable to pay via online banking, please contact our customer service team on 0345 606 6171.