Animal activity licensing fees

The fees for each licence activity are set out below and cover the entire length of the licence regardless of whether it lasts for one, two or three years (with the exception of hiring out horses). A two-tier fee system has been implemented for animal licensing fees. These are broken down into application fee and grant fee.

Application Fee – you will need to submit a fully completed application form along with any supporting documents and pay the application fee. This fee covers the processing of your application and the initial inspection.

Grant Fee – If you are able to demonstrate that you meet the new licence conditions, you will need to pay the grant fee in order to validate and receive your licence.

Providing more than one of the licensable activities –If you offer more than one of the licensable activities, these will be charged at an additional cost per activity*.

*The application and grant fee payable will be the licensable activity that attracts the highest cost, with an additional cost for subsequent licensable activities.

New Application Fees (1 April 2020)

Animal Activity Application Fee Grant Fee Total Licence Fee Additional Fees
Selling animals as pets £145 £80 £225 -
Selling animals as pets where Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) are also sold £215 £80 £295 Plus vet/specialist fees*
Hiring out horses - One year licence £170 £106 £276 Plus vet fees**
Hiring out horses - Two year licence £170 £111 £281 Plus vet fees**
Hiring out horses - Three year licence £170 £116 £286 Plus vet fees**
Breeding of dogs £145 £85 £230 Plus vet fees***
Boarding of dogs - including day care of dogs (6 or less) £145 £80 £225 -
Boarding of dogs - including day care of dogs (7 or more) £166 £80 £246  
Boarding of cats (6 or less) £145 £80 £225 -
Boarding of cats (7 or more) £166 £80 £246  
Training of animals for exhibition £145 £80 £225 -

Renewal Application Fees (1 April 2020)

Animal Activity Application Fee Grant Fee Total Licence Fee Additional Fees
Selling animals as pets £125 £80 £205 -
Selling animals as pets where Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) are also sold £195 £80 £275 Plus vet/specialist fees*
Hiring out horses - One year licence £150 £106 £256 Plus vet fees**
Hiring out horses - Two year licence £150 £111 £261 Plus vet fees**
Hiring out horses - Three year licence £150 £116 £266 Plus vet fees**
Breeding of dogs £125 £80 £205 Plus vet fees***
Boarding of dogs - including day care of dogs (6 or less) £125 £80 £205 -
Boarding of dogs - including day care of dogs (7 or more) £146 £80 £226  
Boarding of cats (6 or less) £125 £80 £205 -
Boarding of cats (7 or more) £146 £80 £226  
Training of animals for exhibition £125 £80 £205 -

*Vets/Specialist fees must be covered by the applicant in the event that expert knowledge is required in order to determine and issue the licence.

** Vets fees must be covered by the applicant. Riding establishments require an inspection annually. Harborough District Council pay the vets fees and recharge this cost to the applicant. We will require the invoice to be paid by the applicant before issuing the licence. If the applicant obtains a two or three year licence, they will be required to pay the invoice for vets fees in the second and third year.

*** Vets fees must be covered by the applicant. Dog breeders have one initial inspection from a vet. Upon renewing the licence, a vet inspection will not be required. Harborough District Council pay the vets fees and recharge this cost to the applicant. We will require the invoice to be paid by the applicant before issuing the licence.

Additional activity fee

Additional licensable activity - you will be required to pay an additional fee per additional activity

£46 per activity

Other fees and charges

Re-assessment of star rating
If a licence holder accepts the rating they are given and have made the required changes to meet a higher star rating. They can request  that we re-inspect the premises.

£120

Minor variation
Variations that do not require an officer inspection to ensure compliance with regulations prior to granting a modified licence. Examples include adding a new horse to a licence, changing numbers on a licence due to increased staffing or adding a new host to an arrangers licence etc.

£30

Major variation
Variations that require an officer inspection to ensure compliance with regulations prior to granting a modified licence.

£80