Tables and chairs licence

Apply for a licence to place tables and chairs on the roadside.

1 Overview

A licence is required from West Sussex County Council to place tables and chairs on the pavement, verge or road.

Refer to your local district or borough council in the first instance, as planning permission may be required.

2 Exceptions

The exceptions are if the tables and chairs are to be placed in Horsham town centre.

Horsham District Council issue these licences and have different charging systems.

3 Apply

To apply for a licence complete the following application form. Refer to the terms and conditions for further details.

Tables and chairs application form

4 What next?

We will review your application, and assess the location to ensure that the tables and chairs will not cause an obstruction or safety issue.

If approved, we will email your licence to you. It will contain the terms and conditions of use.

5 Pay the fee

You will be contacted and asked to make payment online. 


For placing tables and chairs on the highway, there is an annual fee of £520. Price is subject to change each financial year.

Last updated:
3 April 2020
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