To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from Falkirk Council. This
includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses
selling animals over the internet.
Applicants for a pet shop licence must not be disqualified from keeping a pet shop.
A fee, determined by Falkirk Council, will be payable on application.
Application evaluation process
Falkirk Council must have regard to the following when considering an application
for a pet shop licence.
- Animals will be kept in suitable accommodation, for example in regards to temperature,
size, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness.
- Adequate food and drink will be provided to the animals and they will be visited
at suitable intervals.
- Any mammalian animals will not be sold too young.
- Steps are taken to prevent disease spreading among the animals.
- Adequate fire and emergency provisions are in place.
- Conditions can be attached to a licence to ensure that the above are complied with.
|Pet Shop Licence
|Pet Shop Licence (Renewal)
||£100 plus Vet's fee if required
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that Falkirk Council must process your application
before it can be granted.
If you have not heard from us within 28 days, please contact us.
How to apply
To apply, change or renew a pet shop licence you can complete the form below and
to Falkirk Council by email or post:
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact us in the first instance.
If you have a complaint, please contact the trader first, preferably in writing.
If you do this by letter, make sure you get proof of delivery.
If you’ve done this and feel your complaint still hasn’t been resolved, contact the
Citizens Advice Bureau.
But if you do not live in the UK, you’ll need to contact the
UK European Consumer Centre.
For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental
A police officer or officer of the local authority may make a complaint to the local
court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.