Registration - performing animals

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If you exhibit, use or train performing animals you must be registered with the local authority.

How to apply

You can apply online:

Eligibility

There are no restrictions on the eligibility of persons to apply for this registration.

What the law says

The relevant legislation is the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 (c.38).

Application process

Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take in.

How long will it take to process my application?

We aim to process your application in 28 days of receiving it. Please contact us if you have not heard from us by the end of this period.

How to appeal

Please contact us first. Any applicant who is refused a licence or wants to object to a condition on the licence can also appeal to their local magistrates' court within 21 days of receiving notice of the decision.

Complaints about performing animals

If you wish to complain about a performing animal or if you believe that there has been a breach of licence conditions, please contact us so we can investigate.

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