Who requires a licence? 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 since 1 October 2018, all new applications and renewals are under these regulations. You can read the regulations here. How do I apply? From 1 February 2022 the statutory guidance has been refreshed. The statutory guidance contains the licence conditions, the guidance to help you to achieve the licence and higher standards that can also be achieved. Please contact us if you need assistance with the application on tel: 01908 252504. Download the application form here. How much does the licence cost? The fees for the 2022 - 2023 period are New licence application - £695 Renewal of existing licence - £431 The fees will be changed on 1st April each year. To apply by post please contact: Licensing Team (Regulatory Unit) Milton Keynes Council Civic 1 Saxon Gate East Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ Telephone 01908 691691 or email Milton Keynes Council Licensing Team.