How to apply for a dangerous wild animal licence

Fees and how to apply


The fee for a dangerous wild animal licence is £127.60 plus the cost of the fees charged by the vet appointed by the council.

How to apply

Before applying, please refer to the conditions for a dangerous wild animal licence and the list of animals that require a licence.

You can apply online for a dangerous wild animal licence.

Apply for a dangerous wild animal licence

Alternatively you can download the dangerous wild animal licence application form (PDF) and return it to the address provided in 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 public interest that this council processes the application. The council 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 use our contact form

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 15:31