Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition


The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 covers the keeping or training of animals for exhibition in the course of a business for educational or entertainment purposes

  • to any audience attending in person, or
  • by the recording of visual images of them by any form of technology that enables the display of such images

From 1st October 2018, all new applications & renewals will be under these regulations. 

This is the link to the new regulations in case you would like to read them.

How do I apply

Firstly you should read the general (PDF, 50KB) and specific (PDF, 63KB) conditions. You will need to meet these conditions before a licence is granted to you. We would recommend that you read the guidance (PDF, 616KB) to help you with this.

You may also like to read the procedural guidance (PDF, 685KB) which will help you to understand the processes our officers are required to follow.

You can find the application form here (PDF, 616KB).


The fee is currently £105 for a three year licence.

Please note the application fee will need to be paid at the time of submitting the application form.  Payments should be made by credit/debit card; we shall contact you on the telephone number provided once the application has been validated.

To apply by post please contact

Licensing Team (Regulatory Unit)
Milton Keynes Council

Civic Offices
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3EJ 

Telephone 01908 691691

or email Milton Keynes Council Licensing Team

Last Updated: 25 August 2020