Keeping or Training animals for exhibitions
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) introduced a new licensing regime on 1st October 2018. To run an establishment where animals are trained or kept, in this borough you will require a licence from us.
A fee of £394.00 will be payable on application and your licence will run for 3 years, the renewal fee is £349. You will also incur the cost of veterinary inspection fee at the time of application / renewal.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age, and any person who will have control or management of the establishment, should not have been disqualified from:
- Keeping a pet shop
- Keeping a dog
- Keeping an animal boarding establishment
- Keeping a riding establishment
- Having custody of animals
Also, the applicant, or any person who will have control or management of the establishment, should not have been disqualified or convicted of offences under the:
- Animal Welfare Act 2006
- Animal Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006
- Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
- Any other legislation listed in Schedule 8 of the LAIA Regulations 2018
Apply by post or in person
Please read the conditions and guidance here before you apply for a licence
See further details in the Procedural Guidance
Download, print and complete the application form for keeping or training an animal for exhibition PDF, 258.42 KB
Payment can be made by phone 01322 343434 quoting Ref H1380 9451 VAT 8 or by cheque with the application form.
Return the completed form with payment to:
Dartford and Sevenoaks Environmental Health Partnership