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.

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

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

First application - application fee £312.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £149.00
Renewal - application fee £312.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £115.00
Variation - application fee £150.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £64.00
Veterinary inspection is the actual cost of previous year's inspection plus inflation
New applicants (vet fee) - application fee £234.00

For more information, please contact us.

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Page last updated 08/10/2018