Pet Shop Licence - Blaby District Council

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Pet Shop Licence


To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from the local authority. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the Internet. A licence may also be required in other circumstances when animals are sold. Animals may never be sold from a market stall etc.

How do I apply?

  1. Check that you and your establishment comply with
    the conditions (can be found under the downloads section below)

  2. If you have any doubts or wish to discuss your application please contact us using the information on the right

  3. Print an application form from the link below (can be found under downloads)

  4. Once completed sign and return your application form to us along with a copy of your insurance and your application fee payment (please see table of fees for current fees) cheques should be made payable to Blaby District Council, alternatively you can pay by card.

  5. Upon receiving the completed application form, an officer will contact you to arrange inspection of the premises.

  6. If the inspection of the premises is satisfactory, you will be required to pay the licence grant fee, prior to the licence being issued, however, if the inspection Is unsatisfactory, you will be contacted in writing and advised that the licence has been refused.

Further information

Guidance notes for conditions for selling animals as pets

Trade associations

Pet Industry Federation (PIF) (external link)


The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

Table of fees

Application Form


3 Stars

Pets at Home - Enderby


Licensing Team

Blaby District Council

Council Offices

Desford Road



LE19 2EP


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0116 272 7782/7783
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0116 275 0368
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0116 284 9786
Last updated: 24 January 2019

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