Performing Animals Registration
Why is a licence required?
If you exhibit, use or train performing animals, in England, Wales or Scotland, you must be registered with your local authority [see note below]. Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take part in.
How to apply
Is there a fee?
The current fee for registration is £20. There is no charge for changing an existing registration.
Can I assume my licence is granted if I don't hear from Gloucestershire County Council within a reasonable time?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of submitting your application please contact us.
Is there an appeal process?
Please contact this authority in the first instance.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice.
From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
A police officer or officer of the local authority may make a complaint to the local magistrates' court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.
Note: If you have no permanent residence registration should be with one of the following prescribed local authorities:
Our contact details
For licensing enquiries please use our enquiry form
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence