Apply for a pavement cafe licence
In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Government has temporarily granted powers allowing District Councils to provide a cheaper, and more efficient way for businesses to obtain pavement café licences.
The fee for making an application under the new process, is capped at £100 and the District Councils have up to 10 working days (excluding public holidays) to grant a licence.
The licences issued by District Councils may remain in place for one year but may not extend beyond 30 September 2021.
Contact your relevant district or borough council licencing team:
- Ashfield District Council
- Bassetlaw District Council
- Broxtowe District Council
- Gedling District Council
- Mansfield District Council
- Newark and Sherwood District Council
- Rushcliffe Borough Council
Alternatively, you can apply through the county council, however it will be your responsibility to obtain any other necessary consent.
Seating for 6 persons or fewer - £100 initial application fee with an annual renewal of £100.
Seating for 7 persons or more - £200 initial application fee with an annual renewal of £100.
The period for the County Council to make a decision on granting a pavement cafe licence is currently 90 days.
Please do not include any payment.
Before you apply
Please read the standard conditions [Word] within the application form.
We recommend that you contact your local borough or district council (as the local planning authority). A premises licence will be required and there may be other planning issues to address.
We will only grant a pavement café licence with the agreement of your local district council and the police.