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Dangerous wild animal licence

The keeping of certain species of wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. Anyone wishing to keep dangerous animals requires a licence to do so.

Prior to granting the licence the Council will carry out a series of checks to ensure accommodation and safeguards are suitable. Once a licence has been issued the owner is subject to periodic inspections to ensure that standards are being maintained. Licenses are granted for two years.


Application type Fee payable when making application (Part A) Fee payable when application successful and before licence is issued (Part B) Total fee (Part A and B)
New application (plus a vets visit fee for first time applicants) £363.20 £163.20 £526.40
Renewal (licences must be renewed before expiry if person wishes to continue to keep dangerous animals) £286.90 £128.90 £415.80


When we receive your application we'll contact you to take payment.

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