Animal licence

Page updated on: 29/04/2021

Our Animal Welfare officers have a responsibility to:

  • advise about aspects of animal welfare licensing
  • inspect and grant licences to premises subject to animal legislation such as dog boarding kennels, catteries, pet shops, riding establishments and others
  • investigate complaints about animal welfare in these premises
  • take formal action against offenders where other action is unsuccessful and investigate complaints of illegal activities

Licenses are required for:

  • riding establishments
  • keeping of dangerous/wild animals
  • dog boarding kennels
  • catteries
  • dog breeding establishments
  • pet shops
Type of establishment New fee Renewal fee
Animal boarding - Home boarder £252 £147
Animal boarding - Single species £241 £241
Animal boarding - Double species £256 £256
Dog breeding - Up to 10 bitches £457 £272
Dog breeding - 11-25 bitches £552 £298
Dog breeding - 26 - 50 bitches £619 £354
Dog breeding - 51 - 80 bitches £737 £405
Dog breeding - Over 80 bitches £778 £435
Pet shops £428 £428
Riding schools - Up to 5 horses £192 £192
Riding schools - 6 - 10 horses £370 £370
Riding schools - 11 - 20 horses £381 £381
Riding schools - 21 - 50 horses £395 £395
Riding schools - Over 50 horses £418 £418
Dangerous Wild Animals £1,043 £1,043