Legislation on animal welfare licensing has changed. You can now apply, renew and pay for your animal welfare licence online:
Go to our Changes to animal welfare licensing page for guidance on making an application and details of the new regulations. This includes:
- information for current licence holders
- links to government guidelines on the new legislation - The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
- details about the new ratings system, standards and licence duration
- licence conditions
- our fees
Note: Riding establishments will still be required to have all horses used under the act annually inspected by a local authority veterinary surgeon.