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Animal Licensing

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3. Apply for animal welfare licence

Application forms

 

Please note

Covid 19 Update regarding Animal Welfare Licences

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19 we are currently unable to Grant or Renew Animal Welfare Licences as we are unable to carry out an inspection.   We will keep you informed of any changes on this page.

 

Apply for animal welfare licence

You can apply for a new licence or renew an existing licence by completing an application form which can be downloaded below, and contacting us to pay the correct fee.

selling animals as pets 

animal boarding

hiring out horses

breeding and selling of dogs

performing animals

Fees

The total fee for an animal welfare licence is made up of two elements:

  1. application fee
    (covers the work done prior to determining whether to grant your licence including the visit)
  2. grant fee
    (covers the process of granting your licence and the ongoing regulation of your licence)

The reason the fee is separated is because if we had to refuse your application, we would refund the grant fee element.

Types of fees

  • Standard fee is £177
    single licensable activity (plus actual vet fees if you are breeding dogs or providing riding activities)
  • Additional licensable activity is £74
    per activity, for example if you board dogs and also run a pet shop
  • Vary your licence or have your star rating re-evaluated is £52

For a breakdown of how the fee is calculated:

Type of charge

 Details

Cost

Animal welfare licence

Application fee for a licence covering a single licensable activity  £90
  Grant fee for a licence covering a single licensable activity  £87
  Total licence fee (plus actual veterinary costs for dog breeding and riding activities)  £177

Additional licensable activity

 Application fee per additional licensable activity  £41
   Grant fee per additional licensable activity  £33
  Total licence fee  £70
Variation or re-evaluation of rating Total licence fee for variation to existing licence or a re-evaluation of a rating  £52