DogĀ breeding licences

The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 requires us to license you if you are a business that breeds dogs.

A business needs a licence if it produces five or more litters a year.

Licences are issued for a fee and is valid from 1 January to 31 December.


A dog breeding licence costs £145.

If a we perform a second inspection after works have been carried out there will be an additional cost.

How to apply

Please download the form below and return it to us.

We issue licences providing an applicant has met the set conditions. You can download the guide to these conditions below.

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

If you would like to apply for an animal breeding licence within the Eastbourne Borough please contact us.