Selling animals as pets (pet shop) licence


Some inspections (often first inspections) require a veterinary surgeon to attend. Where this applies their charge is included in our fee. Prices include VAT where appropriate:

  • first licence: £379 
  • renewal: £336 
  • grading review: £87 
  • variation: £109 

A licence is valid for one, two or three years depending on inspection and star grading.


Refunds of licence fees are not normally given. Only in exceptional circumstances, as deemed by the Head of Regulatory Services, will a refund be considered. Any refunds given may be subject to an administration charge or reduced if officers or the council’s vet have made site visits.