Animal welfare regulations

Please find below the updated guidelines concerning the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 (last updated 16 February 2022).

There are some changes in format and requirements, from the initial guidance published in 2018. Any new application or renewal will be assessed against these standards.

Animal establishment licence application fees

A copy of the council's detailed prices list can be found here.

The fees stated are the total fees payable, with the exception of activities requiring veterinary presence at the inspection. In this instance, the veterinary fee will also be recharged to the applicant or license holder.

Animal establishment application forms

Please download the appropriate application form. Once completed, please send it with all supporting documents to

Once the team has confirmed receipt of your application form, an invoice for the application fee will be sent directly to you.