Apply for a Street Café Licence

Outdoor Cafés can make an exciting and vibrant contribution to the street scene and are increasing in popularity in many towns and cities.

We want to encourage the establishment of such facilities while ensuring a consistent quality of design that will enhance the local environment.

Making an application

If you plan to put tables and chairs outside your premises on the public highway, you will require a licence from us and possibly planning consent.

Read the following documents and complete the application form

Street Cafe Licencing


Submit the complete application form along with the fee to us. Please ensure that you have read the checklist before you submit your documents to us.

When we receive your completed application form we will consult with Thames Valley Police and The Highways Authority. The consultation will last for 28 days.

Fees and Charges

Annual Fee: £770

Please note that the fee is non-refundable.