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Pet Shop Licence

To run a business selling animals as pets in the district you need a licence from us. 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.

More information about selling animals as pets is available from the Pet Industry Federation website (see below).

Application process

  • Check that you and your establishment comply with the conditions for selling animals as pets (see the Canine and Feline Sector Group link below)
  • Print an application form (download below)
  • Sign and return your application form to us along with a copy of your insurance, a copy of the relevant Ofqual level two (or above) qualification or details of relevant business experience and your application fee payment. See the Table of Fees below for more information
  • You can make payment via card or cheque. Please make cheques out to Blaby District Council
  • After receiving the application we will contact you to arrange an inspection of the premises
  • If the inspection of the premises is satisfactory you will be required to pay the licence grant fee, and the licence will then be issued. If the inspection is unsatisfactory, you will be contacted in writing and advised that the licence has been refused
  • If you wish to discuss your application please contact us

See The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 at the Canine and Feline Sector Group link below for more information about this licence.


Application Price
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 £99 application fee per activity
+ veterinary inspection costs where necessary
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 £110 grant fee per licence
Dangerous Wild Animal Licence £225 + veterinary inspection costs
Zoo Licence £960 + veterinary inspection costs
Pet Shops in the district

Five Stars

Licence Holder Organisation Location                       
N/A Maiden Head Aquatics Enderby

Three stars

Licence Holder  Organisation Location             
N/A Pets at Home Enderby

One Star

Licence Holder              Organisation Location                        
Lee Richardson ThePartyAnimals Ltd Desford
Last updated 24 November 2022
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