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Cardiff Council

Animal related

​​​​​As the Licensing Authority for Cardiff, we are responsible for issuing a range of animal licences to ensure that establishments and animal owners comply with the required standards.

How to apply 

Some licences are available for you to apply for online. Others will require you to view and complete the relevant application form(s) from the list below and return to us. 

We recommend that you also read the conditions that apply to the application (where available). 

Pet shop

Animal boarding establishments such as a kennel or cattery

Riding Establishment


Dog breeding establishment


Performing animals



Please complete the relevant form(s) and return to us by post or in person:



Cardiff Council


City Hall




CF10 3ND

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 10​am - 3:00pm

How much will the licence cost?

General licence fees and charges.​

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Debit card (by phone only - 029 20871651)
  • Cheque (made payable to ‘Cardiff Council’)​

 You can also pay via BACS:

​Sort code: 52-21-06
Account number: 20408838​
Address: Natwest, 96 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GR

Please inform us of the reference number and date of payment if you are paying by BACS so that we can locate the payment.

If you would like any help or advice please contact us. 

029 2087 1651.