Anywhere wild animals are kept for public exhibition needs a licence from us.
Before applying, we suggest you read the zoo licence guidance.
Existing licence holders and anyone planning to apply for a licence should also read the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 guide to the Act’s provisions.
Apply for a licence
Two months before making an application, you should send a notification of intention to us. You must publish notice of intention in one local and one national newspaper two months before you apply.
A zoo licence application form must be sent to us with the correct fee, plus vet fees*, this licence will last four years.
To renew a licence, a zoo licence renewal application form must be sent to us with the renewal fee, plus vet fees*. This licence will last six years.
Application - application fee £574.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £353.00
Renewal - application fee £574.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £217.00
Variation - application fee £326.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £0.00
*Vet fee is the actual cost and will be invoiced to the applicant following a vet inspection
For more information, please contact us.
Page last updated 08/10/2018