Apply for an Over Sailing Crane Licence

A licence is required for cranes that move over the highway, sometimes called over sailing. 


The minimum licence period is 3 months and each individual crane costs £1,370,15.

The licence allows for an extension. When you calculate the extension, please count the number of weeks that follow the 3 month licence period. There is a weekly extension charge of £55 for each crane.

Breakdown of the costs

Crane Licence Legal = £400.00

Highways Crane Licence = £196.42

Highway inspection = £499.28

Administration charged at 20% (non-refundable) = £274.03

Total = £1370.15

Individual Crane Extension = £55 per week

How long the application takes

Once you have made an advance payment and supplied the required documents, we can start the application process, which typically takes between 6 to 10 weeks.

You should not operate your crane/s until you have your licence.

How to apply

To apply for an over sailing crane licence, please download the application form:

Once completed, please send the completed application and required documents to the Over Sailing team at: