Performing Animal Licence

If you exhibit, use or train performing animals, you must be registered with Suffolk County Council.

How to apply

Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take part in. Applications may be subject to a fee.

To apply, please contact us. You will need to complete an application form (45k) and return it together with the fee to the area licensing office. Alternatively you can apply online.

What if I don't hear from Suffolk County Council within the specified time?

If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of submitting your application please contact us.


Current fee is £35.

Is there an appeal process?

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

If you as a private individual have a complaint about a business operating under this licence, please contact the trader in the first instance - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked and you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Interested Parties

A police officer or officer of Suffolk County Council may make a complaint to the local magistrates' court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.

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