Pavement Café Licence

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (NI) 2014


The Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (NI) 2014 is new legislation which comes into operation with effect from 1 October 2016. The licensing scheme will allow café owners, restaurants, pubs or other premises selling food or drink to apply to the Council for a pavement café licence.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council promotes the use of Pavement cafés within the district area and encourages business owners to apply for a licence.

However, while the provision of street cafés is encouraged, it is important that they are properly administered and managed to ensure that they meet the high standards expected in our towns. They should not obstruct the footway or create a hazard for pedestrians, especially for blind, partially sighted and other disabled people, or cause noise disturbance or other nuisance to residents or neighbouring businesses. They should also be attractive areas to sit in.

The Council shall charge a reasonable fee for a Pavement Café Licence. The proposed fees are £375.00 for a Grant of Licence which lasts for 3 years, and a  £285.00 annual renewal of licence thereafter.

Representations  in relation to the proposed fees may be made in writing to the Building Control and Licensing Department, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council,  2 Townhall Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7BA or The Grange, Mountjoy Road, Lisnamallard, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Bt79 7BL. so as to arrive no later than 5.00 pm on  Friday 28th October 2016.  Further information and breakdown of fees may be obtained from the address above.