Animal premises licences
- Animal boarding establishments
Animal boarding establishments for dogs and cats must be licensed by the Council
- Animal boarding establishment licence application form
Use this form to apply for an animal boarding establishment licence for kennels and catteries.
- Dangerous wild animals
Dangerous animals are listed in the schedule of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. You must have a licence to keep to keep any animal listed here
- Dangerous wild animals keeping licence application form
Use this form to apply for a licence to keep dangerous wild animals. Provide details of the species, the number of males and females and any breeding plans.
- Dog breeding
A dog breeding licence is required by dog breeders who produce five or more litters a year
- Dog breeding establishment licence application form
Use this for to apply for a licence to breed dogs. You will need to provide details of breed, numbers of bitches, housing, feeding and dog waste disposal.
- Pet shop licence
Anyone who carries on at any premises, including a private dwelling, a business of selling animals as pets requires a licence
- Pet shop licence application form
Use this form to apply for a licence to run a pet shop, provide details of room size, heating, ventilation, lighting, water, food storage and waste disposal.
- Zoo licences
Before a zoo licence is granted, and during the term of licence, inspections of zoos are undertaken by a specialist vet appointed by the Secretary of State.
- Riding establishments
Stables which hire out horses for riding or instruction must have a riding establishment licence.