Tables and Chairs Licence and Footpath Buildouts

The Tables and Chairs Licence application form is to facilitate businesses to place tables and chairs on-street outside premises and to widen footpaths, where required. This licence will be administered in conjunction with the application process for the Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme, where necessary.

**Update: (27/05/2021) Applications for buildouts are now suspended. If further funding becomes available we will re-open the application process. Tables and Chairs licence applications are not affected by this notice.

Where the footpath is deemed unsuitable for tables and chairs on the grounds that it is too narrow, consideration will be given to a buildout. There will not be a separate application form for buildouts.

Limerick City and County Council will support approximately 10 buildouts for the Limerick Metropolitan District and approximately three buildouts per municipal district.

In recognition of the ongoing economic situation, Limerick City and County Council will waive fees for tables and chairs licences, however the requirement to submit an application for a licence remains.

Application forms for Tables and Chairs Licence can be downloaded in the supporting documents below. 

Completed Application Forms and accompanying documentation should be returned to

Or by post to:

Planning & Environmental Services
Limerick City and County Council

Phone: Ben English on 061-556228/ 087 3626726

Please note: the fee for a table and chairs licence is currently waived. In 2022 and subsequent years this fee may be reintroduced.

This service is provided by

Planning Development

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 XF67