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Apply for an animal licence

Keeping or training animals for exhibition

Anyone who wants to keep or train animals for exhibition must have a licence.

You'll need to pay a non-refundable fee of £115 to apply.

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 a performing animals licence

Download an application for a performing animals licence

Licences are valid for three years.