Delays in processing animal licences
Animal licences are currently taking longer than usual to process. Please submit your application online but be aware that it could take up to 28 working days for us to respond. We apologise of any inconvenience this may cause.
Pet shop licences
How to apply
When we have received your application and fee we will arrange to carry out the relevant inspections to make sure your premises meet the required standards.
If you are making a new application you will need to appear before the council’s Licensing Committee.
The annual fee is £173, which you must submit with your application. Pet shops selling puppies and kittens will be subject to an additional fee for an inspection by a nominated vet.