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Animal welfare licensing policy consultation

Have your say on our draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy Consultation until 31 January 2020.

This will be the first Animal Welfare Licensing Policy that we have adopted. As a result, we want to hear any comments or feedback you may have. 

Need help completing your Licensing application?

Whether it’s compliancy with prescribed regulations, statutory notices, technical documents or advertising, our Pre-Application Advice Service can help with all aspects of your application.

This service is applicable to applications for new premises, variations, transfers and changes to licence.


Animal Welfare Licensing Policy Consultation

Have you say on our draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy which sets out our functions in relation to animal related licensing

New Statement of Licensing Policy - Licensing Act 2003

Details of Statement of Licensing Policy with effect from 7 January 2019

Pre-Application Advice Service

Pre-application advice now available in respect of licensing applications

Alcohol and entertainment licences

Personal and premises licences including Temporary Event Notices

Online licensing register

View applications and current licences online

Hackney carriage and private hire

Drivers, operators and vehicles


Animal establishment licensing, dangerous wild animals and zoos

Caravan sites

Caravan, Camping and Mobile Home sites are required to be licensed


Premises, permits, small society lottery, and exempt gaming and charity fundraising

Houses in multiple occupation

Specific information and licensing requirements for buildings where more than one household shares certain amenities

Licensing policies

View our licensing policies

Acupuncture, tattooing, ear-piercing and electrolysis

A licence is required to carry out any of these activities

Scrap metal dealers

What you need to know about applying for a scrap metal dealers licence

Charity collections

House to house and street collections

Sex establishment licence

Licences for sex establishments


Any exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any person requires the written consent from us.