Street furniture

Pavement licence to place tables, chairs and other furniture on public pavements

You will need a pavement licence from us to place street furniture, such as tables and chairs, on a public pavement. We have taken temporary responsibility from Kent County Council (KCC) for issuing these permits. A licence will run for a minimum of three months up to 30 September 2021.

You can put tables and chairs on your own land and on someone else’s land without a licence but you will need permission from the landowner.

New licences and renewals are usually granted on a yearly basis. A two-year licence may be agreed in some circumstances.

Licence fees

New licences

  • £280 for one year
  • £430 for two years

Renewal licences

  • £180 for one year
  • £280 for two years

Short term licence

  • £130 for up to six weeks

Make an application

Before you apply, please view the Government guidance on pavement licences and the pavement licence policy.

Your application should comply with the pavement licence conditions.

Apply online

Contact the partnership

By post

Licencing Partnership
P.O Box 182
TN13 1GP

By phone

01732 227004

By email

Contact Maidstone

By post

Licencing Department
Maidstone House
King Street
ME15 6JQ

By phone

01622 602028

By email