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

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

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.

New animal licensing regulations

On 1 October the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force. These have replaced much of the existing legislation and provided a new single licensing regime for a range of animal licensing activities, including: selling animals as pets, providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs (including day care), hiring out horses, breeding dogs, and keeping or training animals for exhibition.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 412 247