Pet shop licence

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 covers selling animals as pets.  

From October 1 2018, all new applications and renewals will be under the new regulations. 

Under the new regulations there are general licence conditions that will apply and also specific conditions which you will need to comply with.

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

How can I apply?

Read the general and specific conditions above.

There is also guidance which we recommend that you use to help you to ensure your business meets all the conditions:

You can download the licence application form (PDF, 64KB), complete it and return with the relevant fee.

How much does the licence cost?

Please see current fees list:

Licencing fees and charges (PDF, 204KB)


Last Updated: 25 August 2020