Fees and how to apply
The application fee for a zoo licence is £600 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 zoo licence.
You can apply online for a zoo licence following the link in this page.
Alternatively you can download a zoo application form (PDF) and return it to the address provided in the form.
Time period for council to normally approve the application
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 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 three 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
Substantial changes to the zoo should be notified to the council.
Last updated: 21/12/2017 10:53