Animal Licensing

From 1 October 2018 animal licensing is changing 

You will require a licence if you:

  • Sell animals as pets
  • Provide for, or arrange for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs (including boarding in kennels, catteries, home boarding for dogs and day care for dogs)
  • Hire out horses (whether for riding lessons or not)
  • Breed dogs (3 litters a year or more)
  • Breed, keep or train animals for exhibition (including performance)

The Regulations, conditions, application forms and fees are available below.

If you currently hold a licence with the Council, it will run until it's expiry date.

There is one application form that covers three types of animal activity: Commercial Boarding, Home Boarding and Day Care.  Please be aware that these are treated as individual applications and different conditions apply therefore a separate fee is required for each type of licensable activity

Eg:  If you tick Home Boarding and Day Care on the form you are required to pay two sets of fees.

Documents

If submitting any of the application forms below you will also need to complete a Standard Introductory Form and a Declaration Form

Guidance notes and FAQ's

Animal Licensing Regulations

 

All animal activity licences

 

Application fee

Grant of licence fee

Total fee

Initial application

£158

£128

£286*

 

 

 

 

Renewal application (must be received before expiry of current licence)

£128

£98

£226**

 

 

 

 

Rescore fee

N/A

N/A

£180

 

 

 

 

Licence variation fee

N/A

N/A

£40

*For dog breeding and horse riding establishments there will be an addition fee to cover the costs of the vet’s fees for the inspection.

 

**For horse riding establishments there will be an additional fee to cover the costs of the vet’s fees for inspection