Animal boarding establishments


You can apply and pay for this licence online. Payment can be made by debit or credit card. For current licence fees, see: Licence fees .

Animal boarding establishment licence application

Change an animal boarding licence

Renew an animal boarding licence

Planning requirements

Before applying for an Animal Boarding Establishment Licence you need to check whether your premises have the necessary planning permissions to operate the business. Further advice and guidance can be sought from Planning Services. e-mail:


If you are applying for a licence for the first time or require any further information, contact the Licensing Unit

  • Username Licensing
  • Email
  • Telephone 01422 393001 / 393002 / 393131
  • Address
    The Licensing Unit
    Calderdale MBC
    Town Hall
    HX1 1UJ


In determining whether to grant a licence or not the Local Authority will consider the issues listed under the conditions for either dogs or cats; but these are without prejudice to our discretion to refuse a licence on any other grounds.

Will tacit authorisation apply?


What happens next

On receipt of a new application, or a renewal, an Officer from the Local Authority will contact you within 10 working days and make an appointment to inspect your premises. The officer will determine the suitability of the premises to board cats or dogs and also the suitability of the owner in accordance with the conditions.

A licence will not be issued until the officers are satisfied that the necessary conditions are met.