Birmingham City Council financial challenges - time to Reset

To find out more about the budget and section 114 notice visit our budget information page

Apply to sell animals as pets

If you run a business that keeps and sells animals as pets, you must have a licence. This includes online businesses and those operating from domestic premises.

Visit the Canine and Feline Sector group for information on licence conditions.

Applying for a licence

Before applying for any animal welfare licences you should discuss your business proposal with the Senior Animal Welfare Officer first. If your application is for a new or purpose-built premises, you’ll also need planning permission before your application can be considered.

Apply online

To apply in writing, complete the download application form and return it to the address below.

We aim to process applications within 25 days. Contact us if we have not given you a decision after this time.

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