If you or your business board dogs in kennels or at home, board cats or provide day care for dogs (dog crèches), you will require an animal licence.
The licence runs for one to three years from the date of issue.
You will receive a one to five-star rating on your licence, with a five-star rating the highest possible. The rating will be an accurate reflection of the level of risk of your business and the animal welfare standards you adopt.
To apply, change or renew a licence, you must comply with the licence conditions and guidance.
Professional dog walkers do not require a licence.
- Making an application
Apply to us if your business operates in the Sevenoaks District. If your business operates elsewhere, please to apply to your local council.
- The application fee for animal boarding (kennel and cattery) is £457 (plus any veterinary fees) and the renewal fee is £409
- The application fee for home boarding and dog day care is £422 (plus any veterinary fees) and the renewal fee is £374.
All fees are payable on application.