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.
You need a licence to run a zoo. A zoo is defined as being 'an establishment where wild animals are kept for exhibition ... to which members of the public have access, with or without charge for admission, seven or more days in any period of twelve consecutive months'.
At least two months before making an application for a licence, you should give notice to us of your intention to make an application.
The application process involves inspections by authorised officers and Secretary of State appointed veterinary surgeons.
What are the conditions for compliancy?
Premises must comply with the Secretary of State's standards of modern zoo practice.
How much does it cost?
Please see our Animal Licensing Fees for all related charges.