Temporary pavement café licenses 

Wtihin Lisburn & Castlereagh we issue licenses for pavement cafés. We have introduced a temporary process for licence applications to help businesses recover during coronavirus (COVID-19). Business operators must ensure they are familiar with government legislation and coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance. They must adhere to all requirements relevant to their workplace, to protect the health and safety of staff and customers.  This includes social distancing advice.  

What is a pavement café licence?

A pavement café licence authorises a person who operates a business supplying food or drink (in or from premises) to place furniture (table, chairs etc) on a public area for use by customers. This includes cafés, restaurants, pubs, retail outlets providing refreshments, takeaways and supermarkets with a deli counter.

Pavement café licence fees

There will be no charge for a pavement café licence duing the COVID-19 period.

Guidance for pavement café licence applications 

Please click here to read our guidance document for applicants.  We recommend you read this before submitting an application. You can contact us to discuss your proposals before you apply.

Licence application form

Please click here to download the licence application form.

The completed application form should be returned to Environmental Health Service, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Civic Headquarters, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL.

If you require any assistance in completing your application, please contact Eileen Logan (Senior Enforcement Officer) on 028 9244 7300. 

Public notice  

This site Notice (see page 3 of application) must be displayed from the date of application for the whole period of 28 days in a prominent place at or near to the premises so that it can be conveniently read by the public.

On completion of 28 day notice period please detach and return the receipt slip (located at the bottom of the Notice) to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Environmental Health Service Unit.