Selling animals as pets

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 require anyone selling animals as pets (or with a view to their being later resold as pets) in the course of a business including keeping animals in the course of a business with a view to their being so sold or resold 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.

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Fees

Animal Welfare Licences – Selling animals as pets. Fee comprised of (a) initial fee; and(b) successful application (enforcement) fee

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

£157.38

(a) £87.43; (b) £69.95

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

£227.33

(a) £87.43; (b) £139.90

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

£297.28

(a) £87.43; (b) £209.85