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Zoo licence

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2. Apply for a zoo licence

To operate a zoo, you will need a licence from us.


If you are applying for a new licence, you can apply online.

The fee for a zoo licence can be found on our fees and charges page

There will also be veterinary inspections costs and you will be invoiced separately for this.


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Complete the application form and pay the licence application fee of £310.


We will contact you to arrange to visit your premises. The visit will take place with one of our officers and a council appointed veterinary surgeon. The vet will assess your animals and their accommodation.

If your premises meets our licence conditions, we will issue you with a zoo licence.