Apply for a Mobile Elevated Work Platform licence

Apply for a Mobile Elevated Work Platform licence

How to apply

If you are planning to work with a Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP) or Cherry Picker on the adopted highway, you will need to apply for a MEWP Licence.  

The application, submission and payment process for a MEWP licence is entirely online.

You will need to apply for your licence at least 5 working days in advance of your proposed start date.

Mobile Elevated Working Platform application form.

What we require from you

Within the online application form you may be asked to provide the following:

  • Sketch of proposed traffic management, as an applicant you will be expected to provide the necessary pedestrian and vehicular access traffic management through Chapter 8.
  • Site location plan
  • Proof of Public Liability Insurance of £10 million and Employers Liability of £10 million

Please note you will be required to apply for 1 licence per vehicle.

The licence fee per vehicle is:

  • £47.52 for 1 day for 5 locations
  • £142.56 for a 5 day licence for 25 locations
  • £190.08 for a 7 day licence for 35 locations

What happens after I submit my application?

After submitting your application the Permit Team will begin to review your application. 

If your application is successful, you will receive a copy of your approved licence in an email from 

If we need to discuss any element of your application or require further information, we will contact you directly. 

Once I have received my licence

Your approved licence must be displayed on the vehicle at all times.

If you need to extend the dates, or amend the details of your licence, you must contact the Permit Team ( All requests must be submitted prior to the existing licence expiring. If your licence has already expired, you will need to submit a new application. 

Further Information

The responsibility for all health and safety on site rests with the principal of main contractor. This also relates to public safety and to ensure compliance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

Contact details


Phone: 0191 211 6403

Address: Newcastle City Council, Place Directorate, Transport, Unit 6 Wincomblee Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3PF


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