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Apply for a zoo licence

A licence is required before anyone can run a zoo. Contact our licensing team on 01327 322278 or email [email protected].


View a summary of the regulation relating to the zoo licence.

Read about import and export licences on GOV.UK.


Zoo licence fees are split between an application fee and a fee on grant of a licence.

The complete fee must be paid at the time of application and the grant fee will be refunded in the event that a licence is not granted.

  • Application fee - £336
  • On grant - £264
Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.
Last updated 06 October 2021