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Cardiff Council

Animal related

As the Licensing Authority for Cardiff, we are responsible for issuing a range of animal licences to ensure that establishments and animal owners comply with the required standards.


How to apply


Some licences are available for you to apply for online. Others will require you to view and complete the relevant application form(s) from the list below and return to us.


We recommend that you also read the conditions that apply to the application (where available).


Pet shop 



Animal boarding establishments such as a kennel or cattery



Riding Establishment



Dog breeding establishment ​​​​​​​​​​



Dangerous wild animals



Performing animals




Please complete the relevant form(s) and return to us by post or in person: 


Cardiff Council
City Hall
CF10 3ND


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm


How much will the licence cost?


General licence fees and charges (PDF 244 KB)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​.


We accept the following methods of payment:


  • Debit card (by phone only - 029 20871651)
  • Cheque (made payable to ‘Cardiff Council’)
  • BACS:
    Sort Code 52-21-06 ​
    Acc No. 20408838​
    Address: Lloyds Bank Plc, 1 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AF.


Please inform us of the reference number and date of payment if you are paying by BACS so that we can locate the payment.


If you would like any help or advice please contact us



029 2087 1651