Zoo licence

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To run a zoo in England, Scotland and Wales, you need a licence from the local authority.
The licence may be subject to fees, and conditions to ensure the proper conduct of the zoo.

Details

At least two months before making an application for a licence, the applicant must give notice in writing (including by electronic means) to the local authority of their intention to make the application.

Cost

£1,290 for a new licence

Guidance notes

Notes for applying for a zoo licence

Apply

Online

Through our partnership with EUGO you can make and pay for your application online. When you make your application this way you only have to complete one set of forms and we will pass these on to all other responsible authorities for you.