The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - Fees from 1st April 2021

A fee is required for each separate activity undertaken (Table One) and for larger businesses (indicated with a star) an additional fee may be required (Table Two). 

The fee for renewal inspections is the same as for first inspections.

Table One
Category Application Fee Inspection Fee Total licence Fee
(excluding vet fees)
Boarding cats £60 £312 £372*
Boarding dogs in kennels £60 £312 £372*
Dog day care £60 £277 £337*
Dog home boarding £60 £285 £345
Dog home boarding - franchise operators £60 £285
plus £160 per host
£345
plus hosts
Breeding dogs £60 £291 £351*
Keeping or training animals for exhibition £60 £209 £269
Selling animals as pets £60 £312 £372
Hiring out horses £60 £326 £386
Dangerous wild animals - - £448
Zoo - - £776
Rating reassessment or variation of licence - - £160
Table Two
Category Note Additional Fees
(excluding vet fees)
Boarding cats First 50 animal enclosures £20 per each additional 50 animal enclosures
Boarding dogs in kennels First 50 animal enclosures £20 per each additional 50 animal enclosures
Dog day care First 50 dogs £20 per each extra 50 dogs
Breeding dogs First 3 breeding bitches £20 per each extra breeding bitches

Examples:

  • 75 kennel enclosures and 40 cat enclosures would be £372 + £20 for the kennels and £372 for the cattery
  • 9 breeding bitches would be £351 + £40