Pet shop licences

Anyone who wants to run a pet shop must obtain a licence from us first.

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

Fill in the pet shop licence application form and send it to us with the correct fee. If successful, you should receive the licence within 60 days.

Application form

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