Animal Licensing - Apply

Please see below regards Licensing applicatons and queries over the next few months. 

March 2020 Covid19 update – Licensing

To reduce face to face contact in light of the Government’s latest update on Covid19, the Licensing function at the Council is taking the following steps:

Please only submit licensing applications electronically for the foreseeable future.  Payments can still be made by calling 01757 705101.

Applications can be scanned or photographed (you need to ensure that they are readable). If you need advice or have a query about an application or licence please email Licensing in the usual way by emailing:

Please do not visit the Civic Centre unannounced, as we cannot guarantee that there will be anybody available to see you. Instead please contact the Licensing section in the first instance by email or telephone.

If you have haven’t already updated the Licensing Team with an email address consider doing so now.

The Licensing Team will do all that they can to help you and your business through the next few months and recommend that you email us if you have any concerns at all. However, the onus is on you to ensure that any licence you have remains active and valid, following this advice.

Animal Licensing Fee's

To apply for a licence a minimum of two forms are needed in order to complete the application. The number of forms can increase depending on how many licensable activities you apply for.

To apply for a renewal of a licence you must apply no later than 10 weeks before the current licene is due to expire. this will allow time for the processing and inspection of the premises without disruption to your business.

You must complete part 1 and 2 of the application forms below:

And  at least one of the licensable activities you wish to apply for (you can choose more than one) to complete the application (choose the relevant part 2 licensable activity below:

The completed forms should be sent to: Licensing Department, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT with the application fee please be aware that you should only pay the initial applicaton fee and any inspection fees in the first instance. If the inspection results in a recommendation to grant a licence, you will be contacted by the Licensing team to take the grant fee which will enable us to issue the licence.

Helpful informaton

Day Care

Home Boarding for Dogs

Boarding Kennels

Cat Boarding

Dog Breeders

Hiring out of Horses

Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition

Animal Boarder Arranger: If you are applying as a business which arranges for the provision of accommodation for other people's cats and dogs, for example, a business which connects pet owners with people who are willing to look after their animals for no fee (just minor expenses). The accommodation provided in these circumstances must meet the conditions in schedule 2 and 4, and it is the responsibility of the business to ensure that this is the case.

As the Council need to be satisfied that the conditions are met in all of the accommodation provided you will need to supply the following with your application:

  • Highlight that the business is applying as an 'Arranger'
  • include a list of all of the host families in the Selby district
  • supply a copy of the inspections carried out that confirm that conditions 2 and 4 have been met
  • supply photos of the rooms that the animal will have access to for each host family

The host family list will need to be kept updated with the Council.

Horse Riding Establishments

If you are appliying for a horse riding establishment, please download the following form before inspection. You should be able to complete most of this prior to the vets visit.

Riding Establishment Inspection letter

Tacit Consent - does not apply as it is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted.