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Pet Shop

To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from the local authority.

This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.

pdf icon Application for Licence to keep a Pet Shop [210kb]

pdf icon Mendip District Council Pet Shop Licence Conditions [175kb]

How Can I apply for a Licence

You will need to download the Application for a Licence to keep a Pet Shop form, fill it in and return it to us with the fee. Please contact us for advice if you are thinking of starting a business of breeding dogs for the first time. You will find the Mendip District Council Pet Shop Licence Conditions helpful to give you an idea of the standards we expect to find at the premises.

How long will the licence last

First Licences, regardless of when they are issued, expire on the 31st December in the year they are issued. Licences can be renewed annually on 1st January each year. You will automatically be sent a renewal form at least a month before your licence expires.

Last modified: 30 July 2013