Apply for a licence for a breeding establishment for cats

A licence is needed to operate a business of breeding cats for the purpose of supply or sale. 

A breeding establishment means any premises where 3 or more litters in any 12 month period are produced. 

The premises will be inspected by an approved officer and vet, if necessary, before a licence is granted. 


A fee of £205 will be charged on submission of an application. You will need a credit or debit card available to make payment. 

There will be an additional cost to cover vet fees. This will not be payable on submission of the application, but at a later date once a site visit is conducted. 


You must not be disqualified from owning, keeping, taking possession of, transporting, keeping or using animals.

You may require planning permission

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