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Pavement or Street Display Licence

Ever walk down the street and find yourself enticed by the sign conveniently placed on the pavement tempting you to ‘Come Inside’ and treat yourself to a nice warm Cappuccino? Well, to get permission to place that sign there, the business owner would have had to get a licence first.

LICENCE Name

Pavement or Street Display Licence

AUTHORITY

Local Council

TIME TO GET LICENCED 4 weeks
COST £400
VALID FOR 6 Months
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

Application for Pavement or Street Display Licence

Proof of address
National insurance number
Public liability insurance cover
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What is a pavement or street display licence?

You can’t walk down a high-street in the UK without seeing an advertising sign or display outside a shop. And with good reason, having a sign outside your shop or premises is a good way to not only advertise your business, but also to bring in and encourage footfall.

However, placing a sign to advertise your business outside your premises isn’t as simple as just getting a sign and putting it on the pavement. To place a sign outside your business, you will need a pavement or street display licence.

NOTE – As part of your application, local authorities may inspect the area you wish to place your sign to ensure that no obstruction or nuisance could be caused to members of the public.

How to apply for a pavement or street display licence

Pavement or street display licence applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.

FAQs

NO. If you put an advertising sign or display on a pavement or road without a licence outside your business or premises, you can be fined up to £2,500, and £250 for each day that it stays there.
If you wish to place tables and chairs outside your business you will need a Street Café Licence.
A pavement or street display licence lasts up to 6 months, after the 6 months has expired licence holders will need to renew their licence in order to have their sign still on display.