Animal Welfare Licensing

How to apply and fees

Existing licence holders will need to renew their licence no later than 10 weeks before it expires if they wish to continue to work whilst their renewal application is being determined. For the majority of existing licences, these expire on the 31 December and therefore renewal applications need to be submitted by 22 October 2018. All licence holders will receive an inspection prior to their new licence being issued.

For new licences, there is a target determination time of 10 weeks however this can be extended if necessary, for example in cases where its is difficult to schedule an inspection or where a vet inspection is also required.

Applications should be submitted to licensing@cherwell-dc.gov.uk or by post to:

Licensing Department, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, White Post Road, Bodicote, OX15 4AA

Application Forms and Fees

The licensing team is available to the public on the telephone between 9:00am and 4:00pm. To make an appointment with an officer please contact us on 01295 753744