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.