Apply for a pet shop licence
You must have a Pet Shop Licence if you wish to sell pets. Licences are valid for a calendar year and so must be renewed on 1 January each year.
You must also have Public Liability Insurance.
Alternatively, download and complete a Pet Shop Application form (PDF)
The licence fee is £190 per year.
Reduction for single type of animal sold (e.g. fish only): £145 per year.
How to pay
Licences are issued under the Pet Animals Act 1951.
For full details please see the Office of Public Sector Information website.
For details on how to contact the Licensing Team or send your completed applications, please see the Contact the Licensing Team webpage