You need a licence to keep animals that are considered dangerous. This includes monkeys, wild cats, and some types of snakes and spiders
Types of animal that need a licence include, apes and monkeys, wild cats, crocodiles, and some types of snake and spider. You can read the full list of wild animals you need a licence to keep here.
Hybrid or cross-bred animals may also need a licence. Licensing teamif you're not sure whether you need a licence for the animal you want to keep.
|Dangerous wild animal licence||£428.50 plus vet inspection fees|
The licence lasts for 2 years.
Complete and return the application form with payment and original public liability insurance documents to the address shown on the form.
You can pay by credit or debit card by phoning us on 01303 853660.
After reviewing the application we will aim to organise an inspection of the premises in 10 working days.
We will carry out an inspection with a vet of the premises to make sure the animals will:
If the inspection is satisfactory, we will grant the licence.
If we refuse your application, we will write to you explaining the reasons why and how you can appeal.
We may carry out further inspections to check that you are meeting the licence conditions.