The cost of a Zoo licence is £590.00 plus the vet's fees. There will also be an extra cost from the zoo inspectors.
How to apply
You can apply and pay online at gov.uk
Apply by post
There is also the option to apply by post, please contact us for further information.
Two months before applying you must:
- Write to us to give notice of your intention
- Publish a notice of intention in a local and a national newspaper
- Exhibit this notice at the intended site
Once we receive your application and fee we will arrange for a Zoo Inspector from DEFRA and one of our officers to inspect the premises. You will also need to have a vet present.
The Zoo Inspector will make the decision whether to grant the licence or not. A licence will be subject to conditions. An initial licence will be granted for four years. Following this a renewed licence will run for six years.
We will inspect the premises yearly and a Zoo Inspector will carry out n inspection every two years for the initial licence.
The Zoo inspectors fees will be payable by the licence holder.
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