Performing animals licence

The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 controls the exhibition and training of animals for any entertainment to which the public have access, whether on payment or not. No person can exhibit or train an animal unless they are registered with the local authority. The expression 'animal' is not specifically defined by the Act but does exclude invertebrates.

We aim to complete this type of application within 28 days.

Tacit authorisation applies to this service; this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period. Please note that this will only apply for applications that are submitted electronically via the Point of Single Contact (PSC) or where the business can show proof of delivery from a post office or recognised courier.

There are no fees applicable for this process.