Building materials licence

When you carry out building work, you must not store materials on the street without a licence.  

Before you apply, you should: 

We cannot refund any payments you make in error. 

Apply for a building materials licence 

Cost of a licence to store materials on the street

You can store materials on the street for a short time if the council says you can, but there might be conditions.

The fee as of 1st April 2024 is: 

  • £75.00 per week (or part of a week) for between 1 to 14 days 
  • £92.00 per week after the 14 day period

If you do store materials on the street without a licence you may get a fixed penalty fine of £150 or, in more serious cases, you may be prosecuted.

How to pay for your building materials licence

You must pay for the licence with a credit or debit card after you have completed the online form. You can do this by phone. Please allow 24 hours for us to process your application. If you have any queries, please call or email us.

Telephone: 020 8430 2000