Other licences

Auction premises licence

Any premises used for public auctions must be registered under the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984, unless the auction is a one day charity event. In this case, proof of charity status will be required.

Please contact the us for further information.

Boarding animals licence 

The keeping and running of animal boarding establishments (catteries and kennels) is controlled by the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963.

Licensing of animal boarding establishments

Application for a licence must be made to the licensing service and a licence may be issued if the applicant is not disqualified under any of the following Acts:

  • The Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963
  • The Pet Animals Act 1951
  • The Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954
  • The Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act 1934

The current application fee is £235 which must be paid at the time of making an application.

Copies of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 and other legislation mentioned in this information sheet can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

A copy of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 can be inspected at the Council offices where you may also obtain a copy of our standard licensing conditions, an application form and further help or advice.

Dog breeding licence

Establishments used for the breeding of dogs are controlled by the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973. No person may keep a breeding establishment without first obtaining a licence from the Licensing Service.

There is an application fee of £235 which must be paid at the time of application is made.

Further information

Copies of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 and other legislation mentioned above can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

A copy of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 can be viewed at the Council offices where you may also obtain a copy of the standard licence conditions, an application form and further help and advice.

Exotic, dangerous or wild animals licence

Applications for a licence must be made to the licensing service. A licence may be issued providing the applicant is not disqualified or has been convicted under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.

An application fee of £235.00 is payable at the time of application is made.

Further information

Copies of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and other legislation mentioned in this information sheet can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

A copy of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 can be inspected at the Council offices where you may also obtain an application form and further help or advice.

Game dealers licence

A licence is required to take or kill game and to deal in game under Section 18 of the Game Act 1831.

Copies of the Game Act 1831 and Game Licences Act 1860 can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

A copy of the legislation can be viewed at the Council offices where you can also obtain an application form and a copy of our standard conditions.

House to house collections licence 

A licence is required by anyone collecting money or selling articles from door to door, shop to shop, pub to pub, etc. for charitable purposes and it is an offence to hold a collection without one.

In the Metropolitan Police district licences are issued by:

Charities
TP HQ Room 443
Victoria Embankment
Westminster
London SW1A 2JL

Tel: 020 7321 7129

Performance or stage licences for school age children

By law, a child who is not over compulsory school age who is due to participate in TV or film work, a theatrical production, modelling work or a sporting event, may require to be licensed. These licences are issued by Hackney Learning Trust. Find out more and apply.

Petroleum licensing

The petroleum licensing authority is responsible for ensuring safety at sites where petrol is delivered, stored and dispensed. A licence will allow you to keep an approved quantity of petroleum. It is an offence to:

  • keep an amount in excess of the quantity approved by the licence
  • fail to comply with any of the licence conditions, or
  • store licensable quantities without a licence

The local petroleum licensing authority is the London Fire Brigade.

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