The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 requires that premises for boarding dogs and cats (kennels and catteries) must be licensed by the local authority. Officers visit each premises to check compliance with the legislation and licence conditions prior to issuing of a licence.
Use the links below to apply for, or change your licence:
- Apply to run an animal boarding establishment
- Tell us about a change to your existing circumstances
- Renew your licence to run an animal boarding licence
- View the licensing register to see a list of licence holders
If you're having difficulty with the links above, you can download and return the form at the bottom of this page.
More about this licence
Any applicant who is either refused a licence or wishes to appeal a condition of a licence can appeal to the local Magistrates' court, however please contact us in the first instance.