Pet shop licences

You will need a pet shop licence if you keep animals to sell as pets.

You don’t need a pet shop licence if you only keep pedigree animals which you breed, or you sell the offspring of an animal you keep as a pet (though you may need a dog breeding licence).

You must not be disqualified from operating a pet shop, keeping an animal boarding establishment, keeping a dog or having custody of animals.

How do I apply?

Download an application form.

For a full list of fees, please view the 2018 animal licence fee document

The licence is valid for a maximum of 12 months and is renewed on 1 January each year.

Your application may require planning permission.

See Pet shop licence conditions

For more information please complete our online contact form.

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