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Exhibition of Animals

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

The Council inspects all licensed premises, which may include a veterinary surgeon or practitioner. If the inspection is satisfactory the licence will be granted for 1, 2 or 3 years and provided with a star rating.


By post:



Animal Welfare Licences – Animal Exhibition. Fee comprised of (a) initial fee; and(b) successful application (enforcement) fee

3 year licence: New / renewal (+vet fee if required)


(a) £97.23; (b) £166.92