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Some of our online forms will be unavailable on Saturday 17 February from 8am to 8pm. This is due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Apply for a pet shop licence

If you run a business that keeps and sells animals as pets, you must have a pet shop licence.

It costs £155 for a new pet shop licence, which is renewed annually. Renewing the licence for another year costs £125.

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 for a pet shop licence

To apply in writing, complete the download 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.