Animal Welfare Act 2006
Application for Licence
to Sell Animals as Pets
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Licences are valid for a period of one, two or three years
from the date of issue.
This application form must be completed in black ink in
block letters and returned with the fee of £120.00 to the
Licensing Team, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall,
Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP. Cheques and
postal orders should be made payable to ‘East Lindsey
District Council’. Please note that we no longer accept
cash for the payment of licence application fees.
The Licensing Team is able to provide facilities for licence
payments by credit and debit cards. Further information
on payment by credit or debit card is available by
contacting the Licensing Team direct.
Applicants for a pet vending licence must not be
disqualiﬁed from keeping a pet shop / pet vending
Application Evaluation Process
Once the application is received by the Council it will
be forwarded to an appropriate ofﬁcer to inspect the
premises. The premises, facilities and management will
be inspected to ensure they comply with the current pet
vending licence conditions.
Where appropriate, licence applications may also be
subject to a veterinary inspection.
Applications are then either approved with licence
conditions or refused.
Local Authorities must have regard to the following
(and other appropriate matters) when considering an
application for a pet vending licence:
that animals will be kept in suitable accommodation,
for example in regards to temperature, size, lighting,
ventilation and cleanliness.
adequate food and drink will be provided to the
animals and they will be visited at suitable intervals.
that any mammalian animals will not be sold too
that steps are taken to prevent disease spreading
among the animals.
that adequate ﬁre and emergency provisions are in
The types and numbers of animals that may be
accommodated at the premises will be speciﬁed on the
Any applicant refused a licence has a right of appeal to
the First Tier Tribunal.
Any premises from which a pet shop operates may
require planning permission. Applicants are advised
therefore to contact this Authority’s Development
Control Department, for further information regarding
Building works may also require approval from the
Council’s Building Control Section.
Licence Renewal Reminders
All licence holders will normally be sent a reminder and
the necessary forms of renewal approximately three
months in advance of the expiry of a licence.
Please note the responsibility for renewal rests with the
licence holder. Reminders are sent purely as a courtesy.
To run a business selling pet animals you
need a licence from the Local Authority.
Application for Grant of Licence
Application for Renewal of Licence
Application for Variation of a Licence