Zoo licence

Before applying for a licence

At least two months before making an application for a licence, you must give notice to us. The notice must identify:

  • the zoo's location
  • the types of animals and approximate number of each group kept for exhibition on the premises and the arrangements for their accommodation, maintenance and wellbeing
  • the approximate numbers and categories of staff to be employed in the zoo
  • the approximate number of visitors and motor vehicles for which accommodation is to be provided
  • the approximate number and position of access to be provided to the premises
  • how required conservation measures will be implemented at the zoo

You must also publish notice of that intention in one local newspaper and one national newspaper and exhibit a copy of that notice. This notice must identify the location of the zoo and state that the application notice to us is available to be inspected at:

Castle House
Barracks Rd