Animal welfare licensing
Keeping dangerous animals
You must have a licence if you want to keep some animals that are classed as dangerous wild animals. This is a list of dangerous wild animals.
You can apply online for a licence by completing this form. A licence currently costs £269.00 and can be paid via our online payment system (select Other Payments / Environmental Health - Licenses / Dangerous Wild Animals Licence ). Alternatively you can .
We will visit you with a vet to make sure you have taken measures to ensure:
- The welfare of the animal
- The animal poses no danger to the public
A licence lasts for two years. Make sure you renew your licence before the expiry date.
Contact the Environmental Health team for more details.