Licensed zoos can range from traditional urban zoos and safari parks to smaller collections such as specialist butterfly houses and aquaria. The licence is valid for six years.
Apply for a zoo licence
Before you apply for a licence make sure you read the guidance notes. A new licence is valid for four years and a renewed licence is valid for six years.Apply for a zoo licence
You can also apply to renew a licence.Renew a zoo licence
For standard applications the fees for a:
- new application are £1860 and recharge of veterinary fees
- renewal application are £2620 and recharge of veterinary fees
If you have a S14(2) dispensation the fees for a:
- new application are £1165 and recharge of veterinary fees
- renewal application are £1575 and recharge of veterinary fees
What happens next
We will arrange to carry out a site inspection and consultation before deciding if a licence can be granted.
Any representations from interested parties will be taken into consideration and, if necessary, the application may be reported to our Licensing Committee for determination. In the event that the application is referred to the Licensing Committee, you will be provided with all the necessary papers and invited to attend the meeting in order to present your proposals.