A person who exhibits or trains any performing animal must be registered by law.

It is an offence for an unregistered person to exhibit or train a performing animal.

Exhibiting takes place at any entertainment to which the public are admitted on payment or otherwise, and the definition of train means to train for the purpose of any such exhibition.

The registration process requires information such as the general nature of the performance in which the animals are to be exhibited or trained and any apparatus which is used for the performances.

Applying for a licence

The cost of registration is £66.50 and you can apply for a registration online.

Apply for a performing animals licence

Once we are in receipt of your application and fee, checks will be made to ensure the registration can be processed and this will be done within ten days. We will notify you that your registration has been successful.

Contact us

For more information, or if you need help completing any of the registration forms, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Alternatively, email us at business.advice@northyorks.gov.uk.