Licences issued by West Sussex County Council

The following licences are all dealt with or issued by West Sussex County Council (WSCC):

Highway licences

You need a licence to place or operate any of the following on a highway:

  • building materials
  • demonstrations or parades
  • dropped kerbs or highway crossovers (see below)
  • highway projections
  • hoardings or fence sites
  • mobile cranes and tower cranes
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) or cherry pickers
  • notice boards
  • planting
  • portable traffic signal (while carrying out work on the highway)
  • scaffolding
  • skips
  • street works

For further information on applying for any of the above, please see:

Dropped kerbs and highway crossovers

You need a licence to create a dropped kerb or widen an existing one to allow you to access your driveway from the road. The pavement may also need strengthening to protect any services buried in the ground underneath, such as water pipes.

For more information please see:

As well as needing a licence, you may require planning permission for the dropped kerb, which is a separate process, if any of the following apply:

  • Your property is divided into flats
  • Your property is in a conservation area and there would be a need to remove a gate, pillar, wall or fence over 1m high
  • The dropped kerb is going to be installed on an A, B or C class road

You can check the classification of your road via the following link:

Marriage licences and marriage certificates

Please see:

Other licences issued by WSCC:

Child work permits, child performance licences and chaperone licences, see:

Fireworks and explosives licences, see:

Information about all other licences dealt with by WSCC can be found by:

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Page last updated: 29 November 2021

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