Changes to waste collections: Waste Collections due to take place on Monday 19 September will now take place on Saturday 24 September.

Bulky item collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will now take place on Wednesday 21 September. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.  

Apply for a licence for keeping or training animals for exhibition

You will need a licence if you run a business to keep or train animals for exhibition for educational or entertainment to an audience can either in person or by recording of visual images to be displayed. The licence runs for three years and current fee is listed on our fees page. Please note this covers any exhibition including those made through online media. 

Each licence is subject to a set of mandatory general conditions and a set of mandatory specific conditions. Full definition, exemptions and conditions are listed in the regulations DEFRA guidance notes for conditions for keeping or training animals for exhibition are available (see external links below).

Pre-application advice

If you are unsure whether your business or activities fall within the scope of the regulations. Please contact the licensing team for a questionnaire to complete

How to apply for a licence

To apply please contact the licensing team and ask for an application form

You will need to ensure you have the necessary authorisation under the Planning Acts to operate your business. Please contact the planning team or visit pages on planning permissions for further advice.  

Contact details 

Licensing Team:

Planning Team: 

Last updated 22 June 2022
A to Z of Council Services
Feedback button