A licence is required for the sale of ‘pet animals’.
The following criteria will be considered when the application is being processed:
- that animals will be kept in suitable accommodation. This includes temperature, size, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness
- adequate food and drink will be provided and animals will be visited at suitable intervals
- that any animals will not be sold too young
- that steps are taken to prevent disease spreading among the animals
- that adequate fire and emergency provisions are in place
Conditions can be attached to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with.
If you require further advice, contact Environmental Health at [email protected]
£150 (excluding vet fees)
To apply for a pet shop licence or tell us about a change to an existing pet shop, contact Environmental Health.
Processing and timescales
Once your application has been received with the correct fee, we will aim to visit your premises with a local vet within 14 days.
Failed applications and appeals
Failed applicants should contact Environmental Health on 0151 606 2430 in the first instance.
Appeals against a failed application or conditions attached to a licence can be made to the local magistrates’ court.
Report a problem
Report a concern about practices at a registered address.