Animal boarding establishment licence

Apply for an animal boarding establishment licence to operate board kennels/premises for cats and/or dogs.

Please note the following:

  • please return your form to the Licensing team with the £140 fee
  • animal boarding licences last for 12 months
  • you'll need to renew your licence every year
  • the number of animals you can accommodate will be specified on the licence
  • we will reply within 28 days

Before we issue a licence, your premises will be inspected by an authorised officer and vet.

Tacit consent

We may be unable to issue your licence, so this process does not fall under 'tacit consent' parameters:

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we consider animals' welfare before issuing a licence

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