Certain types of animals are classified as dangerous wild animals and anyone who wants to keep an animal classified as dangerous at their home must hold a licence issued by us.
Licences are issued subject to specialised and strict conditions which aim to protect the welfare, safety and security of the animal, its owner and the public. Licences need to be reviewed every two years, and are subject to a satisfactory veterinary report.
Licence conditions and application forms
When applying for a new licence, a completed licence application form must be accompanied by the appropriate fee which is currently £250.00 plus veterinary fees. The licence is for a two year period, licence renewal fee is £80 plus veterinary fees.
- Dangerous Wild Animal Licence Conditions (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)
- Dangerous Wild Animal Licence Application Form (PDF Document, 1.4 Mb)
Word versions of the above forms are provided in 'related documents' at the bottom of this page.
- Dangerous Wild Animal Act 1976 Application Form (Word Document, 0.16 Mb)
|FOI 1721||20th Feb 2012||Primate Licenses|
|FOI 1208||21st Feb 2011||Primate Licences|
|FOI 1262||11th Apr 2011||Animals Registered Under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act|
|FOI 1365||30th Jun 2011||Animal Licenses|
|FOI 3646||26th Nov 2013||Animal Licenses|
Last updated: Wed 31st January, 2018 @ 11:30