Apply for a pavement licence

A pavement licence lets businesses put removable furniture on the pavement.

The removable furniture could be to sell or serve food or drink, or to provide a space for consuming food or drink purchased at the premises.

Businesses that can apply for a pavement licence include:

  • pubs
  • cafes
  • bars
  • restaurants
  • snack bars
  • coffee shops
  • ice cream parlours

Before applying you must read our Pavement Licensing Policy.

On the day you apply you must also complete the site notice template.

You need to display this at your premises so it's clearly visible to the public. We will ask for photos of this as part of the application.

Apply for a pavement licence

We have 14 days, from the day after a valid application is submitted, to consult and decide on the outcome.