Catteries and kennels licences

If you run a boarding kennels or cattery you need a licence from us.

Existing licence holders and anyone planning to apply for a licence should read the Animal Welfare (licensing of activities involving animals) Regulations 2018 and the DEFRA guidance.

Apply for a licence

To apply, you must fill out one of the following form:

Application form - animal boarding

Licence fees

Then send us the form and the fee, giving 28 days' notice. You should receive the licence within 60 days.

For more information, please contact us.

Online enquiries form

Visits to the licensing service are by appointment only. Please call us on 01423 500600 or email at