Pet shops

Applications

Applications should be returned with the appropriate fee to;

  • Username Licensing
  • Email licensing@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 393001 / 393002 / 393131
  • Address
    The Licensing Unit
    Calderdale MBC
    Town Hall
    Halifax
    HX1 1UJ

For current fees see Licence fees

Who can apply?

Applicants for a pet shop licence must not be disqualified from keeping a pet shop.

Consideration upon application

Local Authorities must have regard to the following when considering an application for a pet shop licence:

  • that animals will be kept in suitable accommodation, for example in regards to temperature, size, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness
  • adequate food and drink will be provided to the animals and they will be visited at suitable interviews
  • that any mammalian animals will not be sold too young
  • that steps are taken to prevent disease spreading among the animals
  • that adequate fire and emergency provisions are in place.

Conditions can be attached to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with and without prejudice standard conditions apply.

Planning requirements

You should contact the Council's Planning Department to ensure that you have planning permission for your pet shop; Their email address town.planning@calderdale.gov.uk or telephone number 01422 392237.

What happens next

An authorised officer will visit the pet shop to ensure that conditions are being complied with regard to isolation, quarantine, food preparation, water feeding and accommodation. The Licensing Unit will advise you whether your application has been approved.

Licences

All licences will expire on 31 December and you should make an application to renew an existing licence two months before the licence expiry date. An authorised officer will inspect your premises before your licence is renewed.

PDFPetshop licence conditions [PDF 409KB]

Any comments that you wish to make in respect of these conditions should be sent by email or post to;

  • Username Licensing
  • Email licensing@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 393001 / 393002 / 393131
  • Address
    The Licensing Unit
    Calderdale MBC
    Town Hall
    Halifax
    HX1 1UJ