The regulations surrounding most animal licensing changed on the 1st October 2018. These changes include a star rating scheme for licensed premises.
Animal activities licensing: guidance for local authorities
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
Animal Licensing fees
Animal Licence application forms
The application for each category of licence can be downloaded below:
Breeding of Dogs (PDF) [91KB]
Hiring of horses (PDF) [157KB]
Sale of animals (PDF) [118KB]
Performing animals (PDF) [104KB]
If you have a licence with us and wish the premises to be re-inspected to improve the star rating the form Re-rating form (PDF) [79KB] . You should ensure that you have carried out any works identified on your previous visit before doing this - ratings can be go down as well as up! This is a chargeable service - please see the fees documents above for the current fee.
Animal Licensing Register
Animal licensing register 2023
Zoos & Dangerous Wild Animal Licences
Zoos and dangerous wild animals are not covered by the new regulations but remain under previous legislation. The fees for these licences can be viewed here.
The application form for keeping a Dangerous Wild Animal Dangerous Animal Application Form (PDF) [23KB]