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

First application £436.00
Renewal £403.00
Variation £196.00
Veterinary inspection is the actual cost of previous year's inspection plus inflation
New applicants (vet fee) £228.00

Tacit consent

This means that you'll be able to act as though your application is granted if you haven't heard from us by the end of the 28-day target period. Tacit consent will only apply once a full application has been submitted and you've received an acknowledgment.

For more information, please contact us.

Online enquiries form

Page last updated 13/04/2017