Animal licence fees

In most cases, a fee is payable upon application and also on successful grant of the licence.

All fees are non-refundable.

Animal licence fees from April 2024

Licence Type Fee
Animal boarding commercial (kennels, catteries, day care) New application (up to and including 10 animals) £260
Animal boarding commercial (kennels, catteries, day care) Renewal application (up to and including 10 animals) £230
Animal boarding commercial (kennels, catteries, day care) Licence issue fee £180
Animal boarding commercial (kennels, catteries, day care) New application (11+ animals) £310
Animal boarding commercial (kennels, catteries, day care) Renewal application (11+ animals) £290
Animal boarding commercial (kennels, catteries, day care) Licence issue fee £180
Animal boarding home New application £265
Animal boarding home Renewal application £235
Animal boarding home Licence issue fee £180
Arranger 1 year New application £300
Arranger 1 year Renewal application £270
Arranger 1 year Licence issue fee (up to 3 hosts) £180
Arranger 1 year Fee per additional host £80
Arranger 1 year Additional, per host added during licence period £90
Animal exhibits New application £335
Animal exhibits Renewal application £290
Animal exhibits Licence issue fee £180
Dog breeding New application (up to and including 10 breeding bitches) £495
Dog breeding Renewal application (up to and including 10 breeding bitches) £415
Dog breeding Licence issue fee £280
Dog breeding New application (11 to 25 breeding bitches) £880
Dog breeding Renewal application (11 to 25 breeding bitches) £770
Dog breeding Licence issue fee £770
Dog breeding New application (26 to 50 breeding bitches) £1,320
Dog breeding Renewal application (26 to 50 breeding bitches) £1,155
Dog breeding Licence issue fee £1,155
Dog breeding New application (51+ breeding bitches) £1,930
Dog breeding Renewal application (51+ breeding bitches) £1,760
Dog breeding Licence issue fee £1,760
Hiring of horses/riding establishments New application up to and including 10 animals £295
Hiring of horses/riding establishments Renewal application up to and including 10 animals £265
Hiring of horses/riding establishments Licence issue fee £200
Hiring of horses/riding establishments New application more than 11 animals £420
Hiring of horses/riding establishments Renewal application, more than 11 animals £395
Hiring of horses/riding establishments Licence issue fee £260
Selling animals as pets New application £310
Selling animals as pets Renewal application £280
Selling animals as pets Licence issue fee £185
Dangerous wild animals New application (2 years) £310
Dangerous wild animals Renewal application (2 years) £270
Zoos Officer time, fee per hour £60
General Pre-application inspection £200
General Non-compliance revisit £180
General Request for re-evaluation of risk rating £240
General Variation/transfer £80
General Duplicate licence £60
General Vet inspection fee: payable separately before the licence is issued, where required