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 .

Please note: Online applications are not being taken at the moment, due to technical updates. This should be available again by Friday 19th October 2018.

Planning requirements

Before you apply for an Animal Boarding Establishment Licence, check your premises has planning permissions to operate the business.

For advice and guidance, contact Planning Services by email: .


If you are applying for a licence for the first time or need more information, please contact the Licensing Unit:

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

You can also read: PDFAnimal Boarding Guidance notes [PDF 115KB] .

When deciding to grant a licence (or not), we will consider issues listed under the conditions for dogs or cats. These are 'without prejudice' to our discretion to refuse a licence on any other grounds. For more on this, read:

Will tacit authorisation apply?


What happens next

On receipt of a new application (or renewal), a Council Officer will contact you within 10 working days.

This is to make an appointment to inspect your premises to see if they are suitable to board cats or dogs. Also, the suitability of the owner in accordance with the conditions.

Note: A licence will not be issued until Council Officers are satisfied that the necessary conditions are met.

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