Dangerous animal licence
Dangerous animals licence
Under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 certain animals and reptiles are listed as being dangerous and whilst purchase of these is possible, the individual purchaser requires a licence to keep them. If you are not sure whether an animal you wish to purchase falls into this category please see the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website.
Strict rules apply for the construction of the animal's accommodation and a veterinary officer's inspection will always be required.
Persons keeping animals on the list without a licence run the risk of prosecution and confiscation of the animal.
CostThe cost of a licence is £614.
- print and complete Dangerous Animals Licence application/renewal form; or
- ask us to send you an application form.