Animal licensing

The Government has now published updated legislation for animal businesses and these changes took effect from 1st October 2018.

The following activities are now licensed under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018:

  • Riding schools
  • Pet Shops
  • Dog Breeders
  • Kennels
  • Catteries
  • Dog Home Boarders
  • Dog Day Care
  • Keeping or training animals for exhibition

There are also separate licences available for:

  • Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA)
  • Zoos

All of the above legally require a licence to operate. If you wish to know if a business is currently licensed, please call UConnect on 01799 510510 or email animalwarden@uttlesford.gov.uk.

Find out about licences you might need 

You can apply for a new licence, or renew an existing licence, using the application forms below. Please note that all applicants will need to complete forms 1 (Standard Introductory Section) and 2 (Declaration Section), along with the relevant application form for the activity they intend to carry out. The current fees payable are listed in the table below.

If you are wanting to apply for more than one activity (for example a Riding School with an attached Cattery), then please contact the Animal Warden to discuss the different options available. If you would like to apply for a Zoo Licence or Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) Licence, then please contact us to discuss the application process.

► 1. Icon for pdf Standard introductory section [74.36KB]

► 2. Icon for pdf Declaration section [15.21KB]

 

Icon for pdf Animal boarding application form [44.55KB]

Icon for pdf Breeding and sale of dogs application form [48.42KB]

Icon for pdf Hiring out horses application form [120.17KB]

Icon for pdf Pet vending application form [57.99KB]

Icon for pdf Performing animals application form [55.15KB]


Icon for pdf Licensing fees for animal-related licensing [236.33KB]

Please send the completed application to:

Email: animalwarden@uttlesford.gov.uk

Post: FAO: Animal Warden, Environmental Health, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER


Additional information

You can view the Regulations and accompanying useful information using the links below:

► Icon for pdf Regulations- Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) 2018 [207.69KB]

Icon for pdf Procedural Guidance for Animal Activity Licensing 2018 [686.52KB]

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Breeding Dogs 2018 [603.32KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Boarding Dogs in Kennels 2018 [424.48KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Home Boarding Dogs 2018 [564.45KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Dog Day Care 2018 [416.58KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Boarding Cats 2018 [1.18MB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Selling Animals as Pets 2018 [868.63KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Exhibition of Animals 2018 [616.46KB]

Icon for pdf Guidance notes for Hiring out Horses 2018 [461.65KB]