Licence to keep exotic animals

If you intend to keep a wild or exotic animal, by law, you have to apply to us for a licence. Check the full list of animals you need a licence for.

How much it costs

The minimum charge for a licence is £104 plus vet inspection fees. You can pay by this by debit or credit card by calling (01226) 773743. If you pay by credit card, there'll be a 2.2% fee. Check our pay page to see which cards we accept.

How to get a licence

Contact us for advice in the first instance as we'll need to arrange an inspection of your premises, before we grant a licence, to make sure that you have the appropriate arrangements in place to care for the animals.