Animal boarding licence

You will need a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery or to board dogs in your own home. The number of dogs and cats that may be accommodated will be written on the licence along with other specific conditions.

The licence is valid for one calendar year only. 

Apply for animal boarding licence

Apply to renew boarding licence

You can also apply by downloading an application form and sending it to the licensing department. Please note that if you apply for a home boarding licence online you will need to make the payment separately by calling 01285 623000. This is due to the online system only allowing you to pay for a commercial premises application.

Fees for an animal boarding licence

  • £178 for an animal boarding licence 
  • £80 for a home boarding licence.

What happens next

We will arrange to carry out an inspection to make sure your premises meet the required standards.

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX