Tables and chairs permit on a public road or street

Changes due to COVID-19

We are committed to helping businesses during this difficult time and have agreed to extend the free of charge tables and chairs licence scheme, including using the more simplified application form for the period of 12 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. 

Businesses must still apply and will be issued with a permit, which will be free and valid until 31 March 2022.

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.