An online application form is currently being developed, but the following form is available in Word format for you to complete electroncilally and send by email, or print and send by post:

Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) Licence Application Form - MS Word (29.9 kb)

Supporting Documentation

Your application form must be accompanied by:

  • the fee; and
  • a site plan; and
  • a vet’s inspection report (to be obtained and paid for by you)
Details of vets who can carry out inspections at DWA establishments                     

Further Requirements

You must not be disqualified from any of the following at the time of the application:

  • keeping any dangerous wild animals;
  • keeping a dog;
  • having the custody of animals;
  • keeping a pet shop;
  • keeping an animal boarding establishment;
  • keeping a riding establishment;
  • keeping a dog breeding establishment.

An applicant must also hold a current insurance policy which insures them against liability for any damage which may be caused by the animal(s).

More pages about Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) Licences

Help us improve this content

Please use this form to report issues with the content of this page. If you wish to contact somebody about the service provided, please use the contact details found in the 'Contact Us' section of this page.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Data protection notice

Data protection notice

The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

The Council’s Information Compliance Office can be contacted on (01225) 477000 or via email at information_governance@bathnes.gov.uk

Your rating: 

No votes yet
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.