Animal activities licensing

How to apply

To apply for your licence complete the appropriate form

Animal activities licensing
Activity New application fee Renewal fee Application form
Selling animals as pets £507.00 £396.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Selling animals as pets application form
Providing boarding for cats £507.00 £396.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Boarding for cats application form
Providing boarding in kennels for dogs £507.00 £396.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Boarding kennels for dogs application form
Providing home boarding for dogs £482.00 £372.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Home boarding for dogs application form
Providing day care for dogs £482.00 £372.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Day care for dogs application form
Hiring out horses £507
Plus veterinary inspection costs
£396.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Hiring out horses application form
Breeding dogs

£507
Plus veterinary inspection costs

£396.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Breeding dogs application form
Keeping or training animals for exhibition £507.00 £396.00 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Keeping or training animals for exhibition application form

Note: £164 of this is refundable if a licence is not granted

Guidance notes for each activity can be found on the Defra website

Combination of activities: Greatest applicable activity application fee above plus £47 per additional activity.

 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Multiple animal activity licence

Supplementary fees: Star rating reassessment request £189, transfer due to death of licensee £51, variations or transfers £51 (not entailing additional activities). 

Veterinary Inspection: Inspections by our appointed vet are required before a licence can be granted to any new dog breeding premises. Businesses who hire out horses require an annual veterinary inspection. The costs of any veterinary inspections will be recharged to the licence holder following the inspection.

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