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

Before you complete your application, we advise you to read the pet shop licence 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 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
Guidance notes

Application - application fee £188.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £81.00
Renewal - application fee £120.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £47.00
Variation - application fee £103.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £47.00
Veterinary inspection is the actual cost

For more information, please contact us.

Online enquiries form

Page last updated 08/10/2018