If you wish to run a zoo you'll need a licence from us.
Two months before you make a licence application a notice of intent should be published in one local and one national newspaper, at the site and sent to the local authority where it will be made available for public inspection. It must state the:
- location of the zoo
- kinds of animals to be kept, in taxonomic category of order
- arrangements made for the animals' accommodation, maintenance and well being
- approximate number and categories of staff employed or to be employed at the zoo
- approximate number of visitors and motor vehicle accommodation is provided for
- approximate number and position of the means of access provided or to be provided to the premises
Then you need to formally apply for a licence.
There are three types of inspection undertaken with respect to zoo licences, as detailed below.
Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload the application form
Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:
The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NDDownload the application form