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 .
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are applying for a licence for the first time or require any further information, contact the Licensing Unit
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.
- Conditions for granting an animal boarding licence (cats) [PDF 21KB]
- Conditions for granting an animal boarding licence (dogs) [PDF 65KB]
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.