Animal boarding licences

Boarding kennels and catteries need a licence issued by your council. This helps maintain the proper care and treatment of animals.

The licence runs from 1 January until the 31 December. This licence is for the care of dogs and cats.

You need to apply for a licence if you operate

  • A cattery
  • Dog boarding kennel
  • Combined cattery and kennel
  • Dog home boarding
  • Dog day crèche
  • Combined home boarding and day crèche


Animal boarding licence fees

 Cattery  £180
 Dog boarding kennel  £180
 Combined cattery and kennel  £310
 Dog home boarding  £145
 Dog day crèche  £145
 Combined home boarding and day crèche  £310

How to apply

Download and complete the application form below.

When we receive an application we will arrange to inspect the premises. We carry out inspections on an annual basis to make sure an establishment is meeting all licence conditions.

For further information and your rights on how the council uses your personal information please read our privacy notice.

Register of licences

We keep a public register of all licences issued and held within the Lewes district. Search online for details now:

Public register of licences and registrations


An animal boarding licence costs £95.

How to apply

Apply online

Apply for an animal boarding licence in the Eastbourne borough:

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You can download guidance notes below to help you with your application.

Apply by post

You can download and complete the application form below.