Tables and Chairs Licence (Highways)

Who should apply for a licence?

Any business that wants to place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture onto the highway (footways/pavement/verge) will need to apply for a Table and Chairs (Highways) licence.

Any items on the highway must be approved in advance to make sure they are positioned safely and don't cause any obstructions to pedestrians including those using a wheelchair or mobility scooter, pushchairs or cyclists.

Please note: you will need to check if there is sufficient space outside your premises before applying. If you are using a nearby area for your table and chairs you will need to get written permission from the premises owner before doing so.

How much does a licence cost?

A Table and Chairs licence (highways) will cost

  • £449 for Central Milton Keynes 
  • £224 for all other areas

You should also read our Terms and Conditions (PDF, 147KB) before you apply.

How do I apply?

Click on the link below to start your application. This will take you to an online application form. You will need to select the address for your premises for the licence. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid before you receive your licence. The fee covers the cost of processing the application.

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When do I get my licence?

After you have completed the online application you will need to display a Public Notice in your premises window for 7 days as part of a public consultation period. Assuming there are no objections then we will check and process your licence which will take a further 7 days.

If your application is successful, your licence will be issued and sent to you by email.

I have a question, who can I contact?

You can get in touch with our Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) team on 01908 252353 or email