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Animal Activities Licences
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 provides a single licensing regime for a number of animal licensing activities:
Dog Home Boarding
Boarding in Catteries and Kennels
Hiring out Horses
Selling Animals as Pets
Training and Keeping Animals for Exhibition
How to apply
Please complete the relevant form below and email to [email protected] including any supporting documents.
Please call 01642 524802 to pay the appropriate fee. See our Licensing Fees and Charges webpage for a full list of application fees.
Upon application an officer will contact you to arrange an inspection of the premises where the animal activity will take place. To ensure that the premises meets the requirements of the Act we may authorise a veterinary surgeon to inspect the premises. The fee for this is not included in the application fee and will be invoiced separately.
Regulation summary and guidance notes
Copies of relevant legislation can be found on the legislation.gov.uk website.
Please read the current DEFRA guidelines GOV.UK website. before applying for a licence.
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 the Licensing Service on telephone 01642 524802 or alternatively email us at [email protected]
If we refuse your application
If we do not issue a licence, and you wish to appeal this decision, contact First-tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber to launch an appeal.
For more information about the appeal process, and the form you'll need apply at the GOV.UK website.