Dangerous wild animals

1. The licence

Under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 it is an offence to keep certain types of animals without a licence.

Licences cover the accommodation, welfare of the animal, fire precautions and spread of disease. Licences are not required by zoos, circuses, pet shops and places registered for animal experiments.

The Health and Safety team inspect premises with dangerous wild animals for conditions and legal compliance. To contact the team call 0161 474 4181 or email health.safety@stockport.gov.uk.

For further information contact the Licensing Team on 0161 474 4181 or email licensing@stockport.gov.uk.

How to apply

To apply for a licence to keep dangerous wild animals, please download and complete the form below.

The cost of the licence is £84.50.

Download the application form (PDF 2134Kb)

You can email your completed application form to licensing@stockport.gov.uk or post it to us at:

Licensing Team
Environmental Health & Trading Standards
Fred Perry House
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3XE