Animal Welfare Licences

All licences are issued subject to compliance with conditions and completion of the appropriate application forms in addition to payment of the licence fee.

Some of the licences below can be applied for online by following the links to the UK Welcomes Business website.

Application forms are provided as PDF files. Just click on a form to download it.

You can print the form out and fill it in by hand. However, all these forms must be signed by hand for the Council to consider your application. When you have finished, check you have answered all the questions and signed the form, then send it back to us. The correct address is shown on each form. 

Please Note: With effect from 1st October 2018, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 update a number of licensing provisions.  Anyone with an existing animal related business or planning a business should read the regulations and the guidance notes which accompany them.
Our pages for Pet Shops, Animal Boarding, Home Boarding, Dog Breeding and Riding Establishments detail the arrangements currently in force for these businesses.  Guidance notes in relation to each of the above licensable activities have been added, however we will update these pages further after 1st October.  Pages will also be created for new licensable activities, such as Day Care for Dogs.
Licensing arrangements for Dangerous Wild Animals and for Zoos are not altered by the new regulations.
Contact Us

Environmental Health & Licensing
West Somerset House
Killick Way

Telephone: 01643 703704