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Dangerous wild animals

To keep a dangerous wild animal requires a licence from the Council.

For a list of dangerous wild animals see:

The licence conditions will vary dependent on species but generally the applicant needs to demonstrate that:

  • the animal will be receiving the appropriate nutrition
  • that the environment is suitable, and
  • that the animal is healthy and allowed to express normal behaviour

Adequate security and a rigorous emergency plan in the case of escape as well as significant knowledge will also have to be demonstrated by a potential keeper.

It is a requirement of the legislation that a licence be obtained prior to obtaining a Dangerous Wild Animal.

Please note that the fees do not include the veterinary inspection.

Apply for a licence in Adur

Prices are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2016.

Dangerous wild animal licence fee
DistrictApplies toFee
Adur Vertebrates - 1st species:
one animal 
£660.00
Each additional species £392.00
Each additional animal £67.00

Invertebrates - 1st species:
up to 50 animals

£392.00

Each additional species

£35.00

To apply - please use the online form below:

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Apply for a licence in Worthing

Prices are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2016.

Dangerous wild animal licence fee
DistrictApplies toFee
Worthing Vertebrates - 1st species:
one animal 
£660.00
Each additional species £392.00
Each additional animal £67.00

Invertebrates - 1st species:
up to 50 animals

£392.00

Each additional species

£35.00

To apply:

  • Please contact us for an application form.

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