Animal welfare licensing

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council licences the following premises involving animals:

  • boarding catteries and kennels including home boarding for dogs
  • pet shops selling animals
  • dog breeders breeding five or more litters in a year
  • riding schools
  • keepers of dangerous wild animals
  • zoos

Application forms and standard licence conditions can be found by selecting the relevant page from the left hand menu.

Make an application

You can apply and pay for animal welfare licences online via the GOV.UK website. If you apply online, you must complete the full application process online. You will need to upload your completed application form with supporting documentation to the online system. The relevant payment must also be made online. In order to complete the online application process you will require a government gateway registration.

If you prefer to submit an application by hand or by post application forms are also available to be downloaded at the bottom of each application page via the links below. Applications can be submitted by post or by hand at the Civic Offices, addressed to the Licensing Team.

Licence fees

The current fees for a range of animal licences can be viewed on the licence fees webpage. Please see the relevant licence webpage for further information.

Those premises that require a veterinary inspection as part of the licensing process will be required to pay an additional fee charged by the veterinary inspector.

Contact details

Licensing team

Telephone: 01256 844844

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    8.30am to 4.30pm