Animal Licences

Apply for a licence

Before you apply 

Please read our Privacy Notice before making an application.

You should also read the guidance notes on GOV.UK website.

Document you will need to complete your application

You will need to upload digital versions of the following documents in order to complete your application:

  • A plan of the premises you use
  • Insurance policy
  • Operating procedures
  • Risk assessments (including fire)
  • Infection control procedure
  • Qualifications
  • Training records

Fees and application forms

Licence applications for Hiring out Horses and Dog breeding are subject to Inspection by a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon (RCVS) veterinary practice who is registered for the specified animal type. These inspections will incur additional costs to the applicant.

Licence Type and application form Fee (from 01/04/2023)
Animal boarding for cats and/or dogs  £418.50 
Selling animals as pets £418.50 + vet fee (if required)
Dog breeding £418.50 + vet fee (if required)
Hiring out horses £418.50 + vet fee 
Keeping or training animals for exhibition £418.50 + vet fee (if required)
Zoo Licence - please email
for further details and application form. 
£625.00 + vet fee (if required)