Information about animal boarding establishment licences is under running an animal boarding business.

How to apply

If you want to run a kennel or cattery you will need to apply for an animal boarding establishment licence.  You can do this online. 

Payments

You will need to pay a fee for your licence.  Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.

Please be aware that the legislation is very specific in stating that all animal boarding licences must expire on the 31 December each year.  This applies to the year they are issued and every following year they are renewed.  This means that regardless of what time of the year your licence is first issued, it will expire on the 31 December.

You will also need to pay the vet's fee for inspecting the premises.  We will ask you to pay this after the inspection has taken place.