The keeping and running of animal boarding establishments (Catteries and Kennels) is controlled by the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963.
Who needs to apply?
Any persons wishing to carry on the business of providing accommodation for other people's dogs and cats, even if the premises is a private dwelling, must obtain a licence from the local authority.
Individual conditions may be attached to any licence, however standard conditions apply in all circumstances.
Additional legislation information
Apply and pay online
You can apply and renew online using the link below and will then be asked to make a secure online payment.
Downloadable application form
Fees and charges
You can find the fee for this licence by going to our licence fee register.
We aim to deal with grant applications within 49 days and renewal applications within 28 days. Tacit consent applies. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted/renewed if you have not heard from us by the end of the above application periods.
If you need further information please contact:
PO Box 42
Church Square House
High Street East
Telephone: 01724 297592
Complaints and appeals
If you have a complaint you can register it by completing our online complaints form.
If you would like to appeal against the decision made on your application please contact Licensing on the details above.
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