Legislation on animal welfare licensing has changed.
Go to our Changes to animal welfare licensing page for full details on how you can apply or re-apply for a licence under 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
- 'Hiring out of horses' licence application forms for Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough councils
Note: Riding establishments will still be required to have all horses used under the act annually inspected by a local authority veterinary surgeon.