Unlicensed street cafés will face enforcement action.
Seated areas on non-highway land or other courtyard areas don't 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.
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 applicants, there are street café guidance notes [36kb] and an application form [1Mb] is available. A renewal form is also available [1Mb]. Return your completed application form with payment to your local highway area office [157kb].
VAT is not payable. Our list of fees and charges for 2016-17 are here [252kb].