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Apply for a pavement cafe licence

A pavement cafe licence allows a food business to place seating on the public highway outside their premises.


The current licence fees, as of 1 April 2019, are:

  • up to 5 tables costs £856
  • more than 5 tables costs £1255

Apply for a new licence

To apply in writing download the application form, complete and return it by email or to the address below

It takes around two months for an application to be approved, which includes a 28-day statutory notice period for public objections to the application.

Renew your licence or change it

If you want to renew or change your existing licence, please email us.

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