Online forms unavailable

Due to essential maintenance, some of our online forms may be unavailable on Saturday 18 August from 8:30am to 10:30am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Apply for a performing animals certificate

If you want to train or exhibit a performing animal you must register for a performing animal certificate. A performing animal certificate costs £150.

If you’re entering an animal into a televised talent show, please contact the Senior Animal Welfare Officer.

Applying for a certificate

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 for a performing animals certificate

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

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