Unlicensed street cafés will face enforcement action.
Seated areas on non-highway land or other courtyard areas do not need a licence.
A further application would be required to alter any aspect of the street café layout or operation once a licence has been issued.
Applying for a licence
You can apply online for a street café licence. The process will take about three months if no objections are received. If there are objections, it could take up to six months. Licences are valid for a year.
To help you apply, there are street café guidance notes available here.
- Up to 5 tables or Up to 10m2 - £309.82 plus works costs
- Over 5 tables or Over 10 m2 - £557.90 plus works costs
Note £98.78 of the application fee is non-refundable.
Annual renewal fee:
- Up to 5 tables or Up to 10m2 - £80.82
- Over 5 tables or Over 10 m2 - £142.56