Pet shop licence

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

From 1 October 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.

Read the new regulations here. 

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:

Once you have read the above conditions and guidance, you can download an application form (PDF, 64KB) to complete and return with your payment. 

How much does the licence cost?

Please see the current fees list: Licensing fees and charges. (PDF, 204KB)


Last Updated: 1 April 2021