Pet shop licences

We will only issue a pet shop licence if you meet the relevant conditions.

How to apply

You can apply and pay online for a new or renewal licence.

Apply and pay online

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.