All premises will be inspected before the licence is granted. The inspector will be looking to make sure the applicant has the correct knowledge and measures in place. The inspector will use the following table to determine the duration of the licence (1,2 or 3 years) and a star rating from 1-5 (for businesses only). If the applicant is not happy with the decision, they can make improvements to address highlighted issues, and ask for re-inspection.

Minor Failings Minimum Standards Higher Standards
Low Risk

1 Star

(1 year licence)

3 Star

(2 year licence)

5 Star

(3 year licence)

High Risk

1 Star

(1 year licence)

2 Star

(1 year licence)

4 Star

(2 year licence)

The applicant is also required to pay the relevant Animal Licensing Fees (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb).

If you wish to appeal your Animal Licence or request a revisit please complete the relevant form:

Current Animal Licences

Below are lists of premises with animal licences and their star rating:

Kennels and Catterys (PDF Document, 0.11 Mb)

Home Boarding (PDF Document, 0.17 Mb)

Dog Day Care (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Dog Breeders (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Pet Shops (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Riding Establishments (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Last updated: Thu 4 April, 2024 @ 09:26