Application form for a
To: Renfrewshire Council, as the Licensing Authority under the
Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
For: A new licence to keep a dangerous wild animal
Name of establishment
Address of premises
for which the licence
is required
Species of animal(s)
Number of animal(s)
Dimensions of
Do you intend to
breed animal(s)
Description of food being
used to feed animal(s)
Source of food
Insurance policy provider
Insurance policy no.
Insurance expiry date
Amount of cover
Name & Address of
usual veterinary
Please direct any questions or comments about this form to:
Renfrewshire Trading Standards & Licensing Team
Telephone: 0300 300 0380 email:
I HEREBY DECLARE that I am over 18 years of age and not disqualified by being
convicted of any offence at any time under the:
Protection of Animals Act 1911 to 1964; Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912 to 1964; Pet Animals Act 1951;
Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963; Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970; Breeding of Dogs Act 1973
I understand that I am responsible for all of the information given on this form
and that the information I have given is true and complete.
Signature of applicant
(If applying online you may type your name)
1. Licences are given for a period of 12 months.
2. All licences expire on 31
December each year by law. Renewal of the licence for a further 12 months will be offered by the Council unless there are good
reasons not to do so. Such reasons could include previous failure to comply with licence conditions.
3. Renewal applications are sent out approximately two months prior to the expiry date of the existing licence.
4. Council officers will endeavour to provide assistance to enquiries in relation to licensing issues.
5. It is normal practice for Officers to ask for improvements, should there be any required. Where there are several items in need of attention and they are
considered to be of significant importance then a re-inspection may be carried out. Should there be repeated failures to carry out required improvements
then licences may be refused or revoked.
6. Applicants are advised that the licence process can take up to 3 months due to the involvement of Veterinarians.
1. While any animal is being kept under the authority of the Licence:
(i) the animal shall be kept by no person other than the person or persons specified on the Licence
(ii) the animal shall normally be held at such premises as are specified on the Licence
(iii) the animal shall not be moved from those premises
(iv) the person to whom the Licence is granted shall hold a current insurance policy which insures him and any other person entitled to keep the animal under
the authority of the Licence against liability for any damage which may be caused by the animal, the terms of such policy being satisfactory in the opinion of
the authority.
2. The species and number of animals of each species that may be kept under the authority of the Licence shall be restricted to those specified in the
Schedule relating to the Licence.
3. The person to whom the Licence is granted shall at all reasonable times make available a copy of the Licence to any person entitled to keep any animal
under the authority of the Licence.
(i). No alterations may be made in respect of the quarters in which the animal is accommodated.
(ii). Any animal kept under authority of the Licence shall be accommodated in quarters that are:
(a) Sufficiently secure to prevent the animal’s escape
(b) Suitable as regards: construction, size, ventilation, lighting, temperature, drainage and cleanliness
(c) Sufficient for the animal to take adequate exercise
(d) So constructed as to prevent interference with the animal by unauthorised persons.
(iii). The animal(s) shall be provided with adequate and suitable food and drink and, where necessary, visited at suitable intervals.
(iv). The quarters shall be cleaned out as often as may be necessary.
(v). The animal shall be kept so as not to give rise to a nuisance or to be prejudicial to health.
(vi). Reasonable precautions shall be taken at all times to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases.
(vii). There shall be displayed in a conspicuous position (to the satisfaction of the Licensing authority) the name, address and telephone number of a reasonable
person who can be contacted in an emergency (in the event of the absence of the keeper). The person should hold a set of keys for the premises.
(viii). Suitable precautions shall be taken, to the satisfaction of the Licensing authority, to secure the animal’s safety in the event of a fire.
(ix). Any excreta, soiled bedding or other waste shall be disposed of to the satisfaction of the Council.
(x). Any authorised officer of the council may at any reasonable time enter the premises named on the Licence for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not a
Licence should be granted or varied or whether an offence has been or is being committed against the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
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Please return this application to: Or submit by email if completing online:
Renfrewshire Council
Trading Standards & Licensing Team
Community Resources
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street,
Paisley PA1 1BR
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Date received
Date licence
Invoice raised
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