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​​​​​Pave​​​​ment Cafe

A pavement cafe licence is required where any business wishes to put tables and chairs on a public highway. This allows Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to manage pavement cafes to ensure they do not cause obstruction to pedestrians.

Covid-19 Update

Licensing officers are following government and Council advice relating to the Coronavirus in terms of working arrangements, social-distancing and, where appropriate, self-isolation.

We will not be meeting face-to-face with any applicants or licence holders and therefore you are asked to make any enquiries via email to

Applications must be made electronically during this period. You should attach scans or photographs of any relevant documents and email them to the team at the above address.

​How much will it cost to apply?​
New Application - £200
Renewal Application - £100

How do I apply?

Along with a completed application form, applicant's must:
  • Pay the requisite fee (as above)
  • Provide a plan of the premises
  • Provide an operating schedule detailing proposed furniture, means of enclosure etc
  • Provide evidence of public liability insurance (£5m)
  • Provide evidence of planning permission
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council will publish street notices for a period of not less than 28 days showing details of the application to allow anyone who may be affected by the operation of the pavement cafe to make representations.

​Application forms


You can view the Pavement Cafe policy online.

Cont​act Details

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT Tel: 01642 774774


Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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