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Hoarding permit

If you want to position a hoarding on a public highway (which includes pavements, roads and highways) you will need to have a hoarding permit in place.

Anyone erecting a hoarding on the highway should be aware of the following requirements:

  • It is an offence to erect a hoarding on the highway without the permission of the highways authority;
  • The highway authority may grant permission (licence) with or without conditions;
  • The owner of a scaffold must ensure that it is erected in accordance with safety conditions attached to the licence.


£75 per hoarding, per 28 days (if installed by a competent company)

How to apply

Complete the Icon for pdf hoarding permit application form [181.52KB] and return it to us with the appropriate fee.

Contact us

Development and Public Protection
Building Control
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3144

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