Licence summary    

To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in Wales you require a licence from your local authority.

Conditions may be attached and a fee may be payable.

Eligibility criteria    

Frontage and walkway consent may have to be obtained first.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

Public notice of the application must be given detailing the proposal and deadline for representations.

All representations received must be considered.

Any other relevant authorities must be consulted.

Consents must not be unreasonably withheld.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Target completion period

28 calendar days.


Pavement licence    

  • 20 or more seating places:  £111
  • Fewer than 20 seating places: £83.50


Town Centre Team, Ty Pawb, Market St, Wrexham, LL13 8BY


Appeal a failed application

Contact us in the first instance.

An appointed arbitrator will determine if consent has been unreasonably withheld.

Licence holder appeal

Contact us in the first instance.

An appointed arbitrator will adjudicate if there is disagreement as to conditions attached.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service (external link) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (external link).