Dangerous wild animals licence
The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and a schedule included with the Act contains a list of the various animals classed as 'dangerous wild animals'.
In addition to powers of inspection, the Act also gives the Council powers to seize any animal being kept on premises which are unlicensed.
Zoos, pet shops and circuses are exempt from the provisions of the Act as these premises are subject to separate licensing requirements.
For further information regarding dangerous wild animals licensing, please contact the Licensing Unit using the details below.
Licensing Board Administration