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Licence - Pet Shops

Licence - Pet Shops

Licence summary


To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from Clackmannanshire Council. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.

Eligibility Criteria


Applicants for a pet shop licence must not be disqualified from keeping a pet shop.

The application fee is �65.00
A licence is valid for a maximum period of 1 year.

Applicants must not be disqualified under statute from holding a licence . Please contact the Licensing Administrator in the first instance if you think this applies to you.

Regulation Summary


A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process


Local authorities must have regard to the following when considering an application for a pet shop licence:
  • that animals will be kept in suitable accommodation, for example in regards to temperature, size, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness
  • adequate food and drink will be provided to the animals and they will be visited at suitable intervals
  • that any mammalian animals will not be sold too young
  • that steps are taken to prevent disease spreading among the animals
  • that adequate fire and emergency provisions are in place
Conditions can be attached to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?


Yes. 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 which is 6 months from date of receipt of application and all required supporting documentation. This period can be extended once if necessary due to the complexity of the issue provided we notify you of the extension and its duration before the expiry of the original 6 month period.

Apply Online


Application for a licence to keep a pet shop
Application to change a pet shop licence
Application to renew a licence to keep a pet shop

Failed Application Redress


Please contact our Licensing Administrator in the first instance.

Any person who is refused a licence can appeal to the Sheriff of Tayside, Central & Fife at Alloa. The Sheriff may give directions on the issue of a licence.

Licence Holder Redress


Please contact our Licensing Administrator in the first instance.

Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to a licence may appeal to the Sheriff of Tayside, Central & Fife at Alloa. The Sheriff may give directions about the conditions subject to which the licence is to be granted.

Consumer Complaint


We advise that in the event of a complaint you firstly contact the licence holder - in writing (with proof of delivery). If still dissatisfied, and you are located in the UK, Consumer Rights webpage will give you advice. If you are located outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress


None

Trade Associations


Pet Care Trust (PCT)

Please note that fees lodged with any Licence application are non-refundable.

For Further Information Contact

Licensing Administrator, Community and Regulatory
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: +44 (0)1259 452093 / 450000
Email: