Melton Borough Council

Apply for a dog breeding licence

A dog breeding licence is required if you breed more than two litters of dogs in any rolling twelve month period. This includes people who may not consider themselves as running an actual business.

If you are intending to start a new business you should also speak to our Planning department about ensuring you have all necessary planning permissions.  Also be aware that dogs and puppies will bark and you should not be causing a nuisance to your neighbours. 

Apply or renew your licence:

Download application form

The form can be downloaded and completed by hand.  You should then submit this with your payment.


Current fees are shown on our fees table.  Please note that you will also be invoiced for a separate vet's inspection.  

Payment can be made either using the online facility, or sending us a cheque (payable to Melton Borough Council)

Public Register

View the dog breeding public register