Pet shop licence

Pet shop licence

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

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

From 1 February 2022 the statutory guidance has been refreshed. The statutory guidance contains the licence conditions, guidance to help you to achieve the conditions and higher standards that can also be achieved. Please contact us for the refreshed guidance. contact us for discussion about your licence application on 01908 252504.

Read the new regulations here. 

How can I apply?

You can download an application form (PDF, 64KB) to complete and return. 

How much does the licence cost?

The fees for the 2022 - 2023 period are as follows;

New pet shop - £695

Renewal of pet shop licence - £431

The fees change on 1st April each year.