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What do I need a licence for | Apply for a highways licence for occupation or excavation | Birmingham City Council

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What do I need a licence for

Activities such as road closures, erecting scaffolding, operating plant and machinery, excavating or depositing materials on the highway all require a licence or permit.

The Highways Licences listed below can be applied for on page 2.  Please download the relevant guidance documents below:

To carry out work within, excavate, or break through the existing adopted highway to work on or install new apparatus Section 50 Streetworks Licences under New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 are also available.