Section 1

Application for a zoo licence

Use this form to apply for a licence to operate a new zoo under Section 2(1) of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 or a zoo subject to a direction under Section 6(1) (b) of the Act.

This form must not be submitted to the local authority until at least 2 months after submission of:

  • of publication of that intention in one local and one national newspaper;
  • and of exhibition of a copy of the press notice at the site of the proposed zoo.
  • This form consists of 5 pages and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Fields marked with a * are mandatory and require completion.


    Before you start

    Please ensure you have:

  • details of any changes to the application since submission of the notification of intent
  • details of the publications used to give notice and dates of publication
  • a valid email address to receive confirmation of payment
  • your debit or credit card details, as after completing this form you will be taken to the payment portal.
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