Preparing for your inspection visit

You need to apply to renew a licence 10 weeks before the expiry of your licence. This is to allow for our inspectors to arrange visit and allow you the time to carry out any further works and ensure that the licence does not lapse, which would mean that you would not be able to trade until the new licence is issued.

Please read through the guidance which can be found on the animal welfare updates section, this will help you understand the conditions on the licence both mandatory and specific (specific to the type of activity you wish to carry out) which the inspection is based around.

What do I need on the day of the inspection?

On the day of the inspection please have all of your policies and procedures about the business available for the inspector to check.

Applying for a hiring out of horses licence?

To apply for a hiring out of horses licence you will be required to pay a fee for the licence. We will then make contact with you to give you our designated vets contact details. You need to pay vets direct and arrange an appointment with them. You will need to have completed the pre-visit form - here.

On the day of the inspection the vet and a Council officer will attend.

The Current vet's fees are (paid direct to the vet): click here for our current fees 

he vet inspection is required annually even if the star rating means that you have a three year licence.

Will the licence be issued after the inspection?

If the inspector is unable to issue a licence without further works to the premises or further documentation you will be informed and emailed with the details. Once the inspector has received confirmation that all of these have been achieved we will be in a position to issue the licence.

I am applying for an arranger's licence. What do I need to do?

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.