The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 requires any person who exhibits or trains any performing (vertebrate) animal to be registered with a local authority. The term "exhibit" is defined as "exhibit at any entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment of money or otherwise…"and to "train" means "for the purpose of any such exhibition".
Applicants must not have been previously convicted under any of the following Acts:
Copies of relevant legislation can be found on the legislation.gov.uk website.
To apply for, or vary, a registration certificate to allow animals to perform applicants must complete and submit the appropriate application form accompanied by the fee of £120.00.
When determining the application we will take into consideration whether:
A Licensing Officer from the Council will visit the premises as proposed to be used to ensure that they comply with the above. In certain circumstances a veterinary inspection may also be undertaken, if considered necessary.
It is our aim to complete the application process within 30 working days.
To apply for, or vary a Performing Animals Registration Certificate please complete the appropriate form below.
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Tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with applications within the target period then the application can be deemed to have been granted/approved.
Please note that tacit consent does not apply in respect of this application. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or contact us.
Please contact us in the first instance.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you, preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, visit our Consumer pages or Gov.uk for advice. From outside of the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.