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
See further details in the Procedural Guidance
Apply by post or in person:
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