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 a 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.

What do I need to do prior to the inspection?

Click here for Pre Inspection - Breeding of Dogs

Click here for Pre Inspection - Catteries

Click here for Pre Inspection - Day Care Dogs

Click here for Pre Inspection - Home Boarding

Click here for Pre Inspection - Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition

Click here for Pre Inspection - Kennels

Click here for Pre Inspection - Selling Animals as Pets

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.