The private keeping of certain wild animals is regulated through a licensing scheme.
A licence issued by a local authority is needed for any animals that appear on the Schedule to the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
Email the licensing team at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
You will need to complete and return the application form with the application fee:
- Dangerous wild animals: £618
Payment must be made through the council's online payment system. You can pay for more than one licence in a single transaction.
Once an application has been made, an inspection will be carried out by a licensing officer and vet. Please note there will be an additional charge for the vet inspection.