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To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from the Council. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.
Council's must have regard to the following when considering an application for a pet shop licence:
Standard conditions are attached to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with.
Anyone can apply for the licence as long as you have not be disqualified from keeping a pet shop, or have other relevant animal welfare convictions.
You will need to consider if planning permission is required for the premises you wish to operate a pet shop from. For further information contact our planning department on 01772 906912.
£124, plus vet's fees where necessary. A new licence is required every year from the 1 January.
To apply for a Pet Shop Licence complete our online licence to keep a pet shop form and pay the fee.
To appeal a rejected application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 01772 906907.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.