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 tab, please click here 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?

You will be required to have various procedures and templates for the business. 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 the Council 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 please click 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):

  • 1-8 horses £380.88 ex VAT
  • 9-14 horses £411.41 ex VAT
  • 15-21 horses £472.47 ex VAT
  • 22-30 horses £503.00 ex VAT

The vet inspection is required annually even if the star rating means that you have a 3 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.

Additional information to help you with the inspection

Day Care

Home Boarding for Dogs

Boarding Kennels

Cat Boarding

Dog Breeders

Hiring out of Horses

Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition

Click here for an external website that may help you to build your policies and procedures and give you details of courses you might wish to do: 

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.