Street café licence

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Apply for a street cafe licence to place tables and chairs on the public highway.

Licence summary

To put tables and chairs on a Warwickshire public highway, you will need to obtain a licence from us before doing so.

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence.

Application evaluation process

An application form must be completed and returned not less than 1 month before it is intended to place the tables and chairs on the highway.

In order to complete this process, you require the following:

  • A copy of your Public Liability Licence Certificate (minimum of £5 million cover)
  • A plan/ sketch of your premises
  • A sample/ colour photograph of your furniture

We advise applicants read our standard conditions prior to application. These conditions can be altered to suit the particular location.

Street Cafe Standard Conditions (PDF, 84.01 KB)


We have also created a plan and guidance document to assist street cafe applicants.

Street Café Plan and Layout Guidance (PDF, 681.22 KB)


It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.

Please note that submission of this form does NOT mean permission has been granted and no tables and chairs may be put on the highway until a permit is in place.


The cost of the permit to allow the use of tables and chairs on the road or pavement is £100 per annum. A cheque for this amount will need to be submitted along with the application.

Permits will not be issued until payment has been made.

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice – Consumer will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc or if one licence holder should complain about another. Please contact us in the first instance.

Street café licence was last updated on November 19, 2018.