The keeping of certain species of wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. No person may keep any dangerous wild animal without first obtaining a licence from us.
The animals for which a licence is required before they may be kept are listed in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) (No.2) Order 2007.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the person making the application must be the person who owns and possesses or proposes to own and possess the animal to which the application applies.
The local authority may authorise an Officer, Veterinary Surgeon or practitioner to inspect licensed premises.
Copies of relevant legislation can be found on the legislation.gov.uk website.
A fee of £120.00 will be payable for both a new grant and a renewal application.
To ensure that the premises meets the requirements of the Act we authorise a veterinary surgeon to inspect the premises. The fee for this is not included in the application fee and will be invoiced separately.
Local authorities must have regard to the following when considering an application for a licence:
Conditions can be attached to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with.
It is our aim to complete the application process within 30 working days (subject to a satisfactory veterinary inspection within this period).
If your application is successful your licence will be granted for two years. Renewal of a licence must be applied for before the expiry of the current licence.
To apply for a Dangerous Wild Animal Licence please download and complete the form below:
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