Dangerous or wild animals
To keep certain types of animals you will need a dangerous wild animal licence. You will need a licence even if the animal or animals are being kept as pets.
You need a licence for:
- wild cats
- wild dogs, for example wolves
- certain pigs, for example wild boars
You may also need to apply for planning permission to change the use of the property, if you intend to breed or sell the animals as part of a business.
- details about the type of animals you wish to keep, including gender and how many
- the address of where the animals will be kept
- a copy of your public liability Insurance covering any damage that your animals may cause
- a risk assessment to yourself, or anyone visiting the property.
- emergency plans including fire, escape of the animal, snake bites
- a plan of the premises
What happens next
Once we receive your application we will contact you within three working days to confirm if we need any more information.
If we have everything we need, an officer will arrange a date for inspection. If we need further information then your application will be placed on hold until we receive the information.
Applications will only be placed on hold for a maximum of eight weeks before being cancelled.
Making changes and renewals
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