Dangerous wild animals
Any person keeping a dangerous wild animal is required to hold a licence from the council.
Licences are issued when we are satisfied that it would not be contrary to public interest on the grounds of safety or nuisance; that the applicant is a suitable person and the animal’s accommodation is adequate and secure and safeguards the welfare of the animal.
This does not apply to any animal kept in a zoo, circus, pet shop, or registered scientific establishment, which have their own specific legislation.
Applying for a licence
Please complete the application form and return to Environmental Health, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QX.
The licence fees for 2017 is initial £160 and renewal £100 plus vets fees. We are no longer able to accept payment for services by cash or cheque.
Payment can be made by calling 01636 650000.
Once the application is received, it will be processed and a vet will visit the establishment as well as an officer from the council. If found to be satisfactory a licence will be granted.
Please note we may contact neighbours regarding the application.
For further advice or to check if you require a licence, please contact us.