Animal activities licensing fees

Fees and Charges for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Animal Activity Licence fees are broken down into two parts:

Part A covers the cost of deciding the licence application. This includes administration and inspection costs. 

Part B covers the cost of issuing the licence. 


Please note that a licence will not be issued until such time as all the necessary fees have been paid i.e. Part A the application/renewal fee, Part B the licensing issuing fee, and any veterinary fees (where applicable).


Five animal activities have been identified as licensable, as follows:
• selling animals as pets
• hiring out horses
• keeping or training animals for exhibition
• breeding dogs
• providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs


You will note from the table below that the activity of ‘providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs’ is made up of 4 sub categories. A single Animal Activity Licence will be issued to cover all of the five animal activities carried out at a specified premise.

Where you intend to apply for more than one activity, the application fee is worked out by calculating the higher of the charges for each animal activity applied for, then, adding the additional activity charge for each additional activity thereafter. The licence issuing fee will be the higher of the charges for each animal activity applied for.

Licensable activity

Application fee/renewal

Part A

Licence issuing fee

Part B

Re-scoring Fee

Additional costs to applicant(s)

Selling Animals as Pets £138 £85 £107  
Hiring out Horses £138 £85 £107 Vets fees for inspections on initial application and any subsequent
renewals
Breeding Dogs (less than 10) £115 £71 £107 Vets fees for inspections on initial application and any subsequent
renewals
Breeding Dogs (10+)

 

£138 £85 £107 Vets fees for inspections on initial application and any subsequent
renewals

Animal Boarding (less
than 10) 

  • home boarding
  • day Care
  • catteries
  • kennels
£115 £71 £107  

Animal Boarding
(10+)

  • home boarding
  • day Care
  • catteries
  • kennels
£138 £85 £107  
Exhibiting Animals (3 year licence) £93 £43 N/A  
Exhibiting Animals (visiting)   £50 N/A  
Each Additional Activity £71      
Variation of Licence (no inspection) £16      
Variation of Licence (Inspection required) £77      
Duplicate Licence £11      
Franchisor/Arranger (in district) £82 £57    
Franchisor/Arranger (out of district)   £39    
Host Family (out of scope)   One off payment £52     

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