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Pet shop licences


Fees for pet shop licences

Type of licence


Pet shop licence - new


Pet shop licence - renewal



Application process

Once we receive your application we will arrange for an inspection of the premises by an authorised officer.

Before granting a licence we must be satisfied that there are satisfactory arrangements in place for the safety and the welfare of the animals. If necessary we may require specialist advice of a veterinary surgeon or practitioner. You must pay any costs associated with this.

How long will it take to process my application?

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


Please contact us first. If you are refused a licence or want to object to a condition on the licence you can appeal to the local magistrates' court within 21 days of receiving notice of the decision.

The law

The relevant legislation is the Pet Animals Act 1951.

Contact Information

Licensing Team

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