The notes provided on this page reproduce guidance prepared by the Government to provide further information to applicants making an application for a pavement licence together with clarification on what PCC requirements are.

This page also sets out the conditions that will be attached to the grant of a pavement licence.

Last updated: July 2021

1.0 Pavement Licences

2.0 Duration

3.0 Applications

4.0 National Conditions

The 2020 Act sets out two conditions which apply to pavement licences which are granted or deemed to be granted these are: a no-obstruction condition and a smoke-free seating condition. These apply only to licences granted under the Business and Planning Act 2020, not existing licences permitted under Part 7A of the Highways Act 1980, or other relevant legislation.

5.0 Determining the application

6.0 Deemed licences and conditions

7.0 Consultation

8.0 Enforcement

Appendix A

Contact us

If you have any questions you can contact us by:

Licensing Service
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square,

Telephone: 023 9283 4572


You can get this Portsmouth City Council information in large print, Braille, audio or in another language by calling 023 9283 4572.