This is for new applications only.  For renewals we will contact you directly approximately three months before your licence is due to expire.

Please ensure you have read and understood the guidance notes before completing the application form.

Guidance

You need to read and understand the relevant guidance that has been provided by DEFRA to assist you in running your animal business to meet the requirements of the new legislation.  This is available at:

http://www.cfsg.org.uk/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Legislation%20and%20Guidance.aspx

You may not apply for a licence if you have been disqualified, or have had a licence revoked, as per:

Schedule 8 of The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

Application Form

An online application form is available at https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/form/animal-licence

Supporting Documentation

As part of your application you must also supply:

  • a site plan; and
  • copies of relevant qualifications; and
  • copies of Public Liability Insurance or evidence of insurance.
  • Dog Breeding - a vet’s inspection report must also be obtained and paid for by the applicant and submitted with the application (list of vets).
  • Hiring Out Horses - a vet’s inspection report must also be obtained and paid for by the applicant and submitted with the application (list of vets).
  • Pet Shops - must also supply a stock list.
Further Requirements

On receipt of your application we will contact you for payment.  We cannot process your application until we have received the application fee.

More pages about Animal Licences

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