Pavement cafe licence applications

If you have a café, mobile food stall or other business selling food and drink that provides an outside seating area on the public highway, you must have a valid street cafe licence.


Pending pavement café licences are available for you to access - 


How to apply

You can apply for a pavement licence using the application form below.


Pavement café licence policy review

We are responsible for issuing pavement cafe licences in Hull under powers conferred by the Section 115E of the Highways Act 1980. We are in the process of reviewing our current pavement café licence policy which is to be considered by the Licensing Committee on Monday 9 October.



Following consideration and any necessary amendments by the Licensing Committee the pavement cafe licence policy is to be put before full council on Thursday 23 November for ratification. It is intended that the policy comes into force on Monday 1 January 2018.

If you have any comments or suggestions that you may wish to make regarding the draft policy, prior to consideration by the Licensing Committee, these must be made in writing by Friday 1 September by - 

Licensing Manager
Hull City Council
33 Witham