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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.

We recommend you do not use Internet Explorer to access our payment system, as you may experience more issues compared to other web browsers.

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 we will accept payment by cheque, please see below:

Send a cheque payable to Suffolk County Council to:

Licensing and Enforcement 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