Type of licence
Breeding of dogs - new
Breeding of dogs - renewal
Applications should be made to the local authority where the premises is situated.
Officers authorised by the council will carry out an inspection of the premises prior to granting a licence. Officers may also attend to inspect the premises without notice when a licence is in force to monitor compliance with the licence conditions.
The licence will be issued subject to compliance with licence conditions and payment of the licence fee. Licences are renewable annually.
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. Any applicant who is refused a licence or wants to object to a condition on the licence can appeal to their local magistrates' court within 21 days of receiving notice of the decision.
Licences to breed dogs are issued under the: