Animal licences

We are responsible for animal licensing in the Wycombe district. Please see the following pages for more information on specific licenses and the new animal licensing regulations. 

Zoo licences

Description
Anyone who keeps an establishment where wild animals as defined in the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 are kept for exhibition to the public must have a zoo licence.

Dangerous wild animal licences

Description
Anyone who owns an animal specified in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 must have an appropriate licence. Procedure for applying for a dangerous wild animal licence.

Animal licensing

Description
The Animal Welfare Act 2006 requires those carrying on the following licensable activities to acquire a licence under the the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018: selling animals as pets, providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs (including day care), hiring out horses, breeding dogs, or keeping or training animals for exhibition.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 412 247