How to apply for a pet shop licence

Fees and how to apply


The application fee for a pet shop licence is £107.20.

How to apply

Before applying, please read the conditions for a pet shop licence.

You can apply online for a pet shop licence. 

Apply for a pet shop licence

Alternatively you can download the form (PDF) and return it to the address provided on the form.

Time period for council to normally approve the application

Two months

What happens if your application is not processed by this council within the normal approved time period (Tacit consent)

It is in the interest of animal health that this council must process the application. It may be required to consult other external agencies prior to making a decision. Therefore, should you not receive confirmation that your licence application has been granted or rejected within two months of submission, you may not commence your business.

If you have not heard from us in that time period please contact

Please use our contact form or telephone 01455 238141.

Complaints concerning the process

In the first instance, please use our contact form. Any person who is refused a licence or objects to a condition attached to a licence may appeal to the local magistrates' court.

Any change in circumstances

If you wish to vary any licence condition or change premises or proprietor you need to apply again.

Last updated: ‎13/12/2017 15:35