Section 50 street works licence

Do I need a licence?

You will need to obtain a licence from the council if carrying out streetworks which include the breaking open, boring or tunnelling under any street to place, adjust, repair, alter or renew any apparatus.

You must give one month's notice of your intention to break open the public highway. 

How to apply

Please call 0151 233 3001 to request a licence and pay the appropriate fee.


  • Minor works £350
  • Major works £1300