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Apply for a licence to place a crane on the highway

A crane must be licensed to be used on a public highway. The application can only be made by the crane operator and the licence can also be used for mobile cranes, hoists and cherry pickers.

A £5 million Public Liability Insurance is also required.

Apply for a minor crane licence online

Alternatively, download a Crane Licence Application form (PDF)

The licence fee is £98, or £121 for express consent.

How to pay

Pay for a Minor Crane Licence online

Further information

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Last updated: 13 April 2018. Was this information helpful?

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