Dangerous wild animal licences

Anyone keeping a dangerous wild animal must have a licence from us.

You can find out which animals need a licence by checking the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.

More information is available from the dangerous, exotic or wild animal conditions and guidance.

Apply for a licence

Fill in the application form and send it to us with the correct fee. A council authorised vet will then carry out an inspection before a two-year licence is granted. After that, there is a two-year licence renewal fee.

Application form
Guidance notes

Licence fees

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 [email protected]