Animal Boarding Licence - This licence covers catteries and kennels. You must complete an application form (52kb) together with the fee of £97.00 (plus any veterinary inspection fees) and the details are kept on a register (72kb). The applicant must be able to demonstrate to us that the animals will, at all times, be kept in suitable accommodation and that they will be adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding materials, adequately exercised, and visited at suitable intervals. The applicant must also take all reasonable precautions to prevent and control the spread of infectious or contagious diseases, including the provision of adequate isolation facilities and that appropriate measures will be taken to protect the animals in case of fire or other emergency, including the provision of suitable fire fighting equipment. A register containing a description of the animals received into the establishment, including the date of arrival and departure, and the name and address of the owner will be kept.
Breeding of Dogs - An application form (53kb) must be completed plus a fee of £112.50 (plus vet's fees). Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent licence will expire one year from the date on which is was granted and must be renewed before the date of expiry if the premises are to continue as a dog breeding establishment. The details are kept on a register (20kb).
Dangerous Wild Animals - The keeping of exotic, dangerous and wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and includes animals such as some birds, carnivores, mammals, marsupials, primates, reptiles, snakes and spiders. The Act aims to ensure that where individuals keep dangerous wild animals, they do so in circumstances which create no risk to the public and safeguards the welfare of the animals. An application form (52kb) together with the fee of £132.90 plus vets fees is required and the details are kept on a register (79kb).
Pet Shop - A pet shop application form (50kb) must be accompanied by a fee of £97.00. The premises will be inspected by one of our officer's to ensure that any animals kept on the premises are kept in suitable conditions. The fee is reviewed on an annual basis and the details kept on a register (22kb). The fee for a pet shop wanting to sell dangerous wild animals is £84.00 plus vets fees.
Riding Establishment - If you wish to set up a business that keeps horses to let them out for hire for riding or riding instruction then please complete the application form (368kb). The licence fee is £143.00 (plus vet's fee) and will be issued subject to compliance with licence conditions and payment of the licence. These licenses are renewable annually and the details are kept on a register (23kb). We will arrange for the inspection of horses and premises by a veterinary surgeon to ensure the welfare of the horses and that the accommodation is suitable.
A charitable collection must not be held in any street or public place in our district without a street collection permit issued by us. Applications (264kb) should be made at least one month before the proposed date of the collection. The collection is subject to regulations relating to such matters as the minimum age of collectors and the safeguarding and auditing of proceeds.
Any person wishing to make an appeal to members of the public by means of a collection for charitable purposes, by way of house to house visits (including places of business, such as public houses) requires a licence issued by us.
Certain charities holding Home Office Exemption Orders do not need a licence but must notify us of the collection dates and the specific areas to be covered by the collection. All collectors must wear a badge which is obtained from The Stationary Office. The Stationary Office can be contacted by telephone on 0870 6005522 or their address is: TSO Ltd, Post Cash Department, PO Box 29, Norwich, NR3 1GM
Following the charitable collection the organiser must submit a return to us that details the amount collected and all expenses incurred. This return must be submitted wihin 3 months of the end of the collection. There is no charge for the notification.
If you are planning to start a food business, you must register your premises at least 28 days before opening. This applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home, and mobile or temporary premises such as stalls and vans. If you use two or more premises you will need to register all of them using our Food Registration Form (89kb).
If food premises are to be used by several catering businesses (for example a village hall or conference centre) the person who allows the premises to be used for this purpose is responsible for registering them. All food businesses are required to have a documented food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP. Although this may sound onerous a small catering business can get a free guidance pack called Safer Food and Better Business from the Food Standards Agency.
In partnership with the Food Standards Agency, we joined the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, where a food hygiene rating for a food premises is established following an inspection and taking into account observations and discussions made during the visit.