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Monday , November , 20 2017

Animal Licensed Premises

Officers from Regulatory Services inspect premises every year to ensure that they comply with licence conditions. Premises are also subject to additional checks to ensure standards are maintained.

The standards relate to structure, safety, security, infectious disease control, and the suitability of the licence holder. The aim is to:

  • ensure minimum standards of welfare for animals
  • prevent the spread of disease and
  • ensure the safety of the public visiting these premises.

Periodic inspections are carried out to confirm standards are maintained, and in response to complaints.

Our advice to anyone using these premises is always:

  • check they are licensed, and ask to see the current licence
  • inspect the premises prior to leaving your pet, buying an animal, or taking a riding lesson
  • ensure that riding schools have current public liability insurance 

You and your premises need to be registered with the Council.

For an application form for a Zoo Licence, please email [email protected] or Telephone: 01228 817559.

Zoos & Dangerous Wild Animals

Zoos can range from the traditional type of zoo and safari park to small specialist collections such as butterfly houses and aquaria.

To run a zoo in the Carlisle area, you need a licence from us.

The licence may be subject to fees, and conditions to ensure the proper conduct of the zoo.

At least two months before making an application for a licence, you must give notice in writing to the Licensing Team of your intention to make the application. The notice must identify:

  • the zoo's location
  • the types of animals, approximate number of each
  • the arrangements for their accommodation, maintenance and wellbeing
  • the approximate number 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

At least two months before making the application, you must also publish notice of that intention in one local newspaper and one national newspaper and exhibit a copy of that notice. The notice must identify the location of the zoo and state that the application notice to the local authority is available to be inspected at the local authority offices.

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