Tables and chairs permit on a public road or street

Changes due to COVID-19

Plymouth City Council is keen to help businesses through this difficult time and have simplified the process to apply for permits to place tables & chairs on public highway removing all charges for 2020/2021 only.

Businesses must still apply and will be issued with a permit, which will be free and valid until 31 March 2021.

Permits will be issued within five days of each completed application being received.

If you run a business and want to put tables and chairs, or other forms of street furniture on a public road you need to apply for a tables and chairs permit/licence.  You don't need a licence if you're putting the tables and chairs entirely on private land. Tables and chairs placed on the public highway without a permit may be removed with impunity by the Council.

 Apply for table and chairs permit on the highway - New application Word, 161KB]

 Apply for table and chairs permit on the highway - Renewal [Word, 161KB]