Keeping Dangerous Wild Animals
To protect the safety of the animal and the public, a licence is required to keep a dangerous wild animal as specified under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
Who can apply?
Any person aged 18 years or older, who is not disqualified from keeping any dangerous wild animal.
Is planning permission required?
We recommend that you discuss your proposals with Planning Services to determine whether a planning application is needed.
How do I apply for a licence?
You can apply and pay online using the form below
How much does a licence cost?
A fee is payable please see current Fees and Charges.
How long does a licence last?
Two years from the date the licence is granted.
What can I do if my licence application is refused?
You can apply to the Magistrates' Court if your application is refused.