Animal boarding establishments

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2. Apply for a licence to operate an animal boarding establishment

You can apply for a animal boarding establishment licence online here.

Payments

You'll be charged a fee or £210.00 for this application. Please make sure you view our fees and charges to see how much this will cost.

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You'll need a credit or debit card if paying online

You'll need to attach a current certificate of insurance for the business

You'll need to send us a plan of the premises showing the layout and all structures

Following your application we will arrange for a vet to inspect the premises.

The vet will send us their report and the licence will then either be granted and we'll send you your licence in the post or it may be refused or have additional conditions added to it.

If your application is likely to be refused or have additional conditions added we will contact you.

You can fill in a paper version of the form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office.

You will need to fill in the application form and send this to us with:

  • a cheque for the fee (made payable to Exeter City Council) 
  • a current certificate of insurance for the business