Apply for an animal licence
If you run a business which provides accommodation to other people's cats or dogs, you need an animal boarding licence. Boarding licences are split into three categories:
- Animal boarding
- Dog daycare
- Domestic dog boarding
Make sure you choose the right option on the application form.
|Licence type||Fees to pay|
|Animal boarding||£155 to apply (non-refundable) and a further £230 if the licence is granted. You'll also need to pay any vets fees.|
|Dog daycare||£115 to apply (non-refundable) and a further £145 if the licence is granted. You'll also need to pay any vets fees.|
|Domestic dog boarding||£115 to apply (non-refundable) and a further £145 if the licence is granted.|
As part of your application you'll need to submit copies of the following:
- plan of the premises
- operating procedures
- insurance policy
- risk assessments (including fire)
- qualification and training records
- infection control procedure
You'll need to return your form and supporting documents to [email protected]. You can also email the team if you have any questions before applying.
To pay the application fee you can:
- call 01227 862 427 to make a phone payment or
- send a cheque made payable to Canterbury City Council.
Apply for an animal boarding licence
Licences are valid for one to three years, based on a risk rating we award each licence holder.