Animal licensing

Legislation about animal licensing changed on 1 October 2018

You need an Animal Activity Licence if you want to:

If you already have a licence for one of these activities, this will still be valid until the licence expires.

If your licence expires on the 31st December 2018 you will need to apply for a new licence 10 weeks before it is due to expire.

We are writing to all existing licence holders to explain how to apply for a new licence.

We maintain a public register of all the Animal Activity Licenses we have granted, with details of the premises and its star rating. The register will be available in early 2019.