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. 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 and complete a Crane licence application form (PDF)

The standard licence fee is £108.20. Alternatively, you can pay £133.40 for express consent.

Further information

If you require further advice or support completing your application, email:

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