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

Information is available by reading the animal boarding establishment conditions and guidance.

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

Apply for a licence

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

Boarding application - application fee £134.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £64.00
Boarding renewal - application fee £134.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £39.00
Boarding variation - application fee £83.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Home boarding application - application fee £117.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Home boarding renewal - application fee £66.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Home boarding variation - application fee £83.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £25.00
Veterinary inspection is the actual cost

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

Page last updated 08/10/2018