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​​​​​​​Pave​​​​ment Licence

A pavement licence allow licence holders to place removable furniture over certain highways adjacent to the premises in relation to which the application was made.

A new streamlined process has been introduced to allow businesses to secure these licences in time for the summer. These licences will usually remain in place for a year but not beyond 30 September 2021.

Alternatively, a Pavement Cafe licence issued under the Highways Act 1980 can be applied for if you wish to continue to place removeable furniture on the highway beyond 30 September 2021.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council publishes notices of new applications for licences for the public to view. These can be found on our Licence Applications page here​.

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
Pavement licence (streamlined process) - Free

How do I apply for a licence?

  • Pay the requisite fee (as above)
  • Provide a plan of the premises
  • Provide details of the proposed furniture and layout​
  • Provide evidence of public liability insurance (£5m)​

​​Application forms

Apply for a pavement cafe licence

Apply to change a pavement cafe licence

Application Form - Pavement Licence (New streamlined process)


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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