We licence a variety of types of premises in order to protect the welfare of animals that are kept there and also to protect the public in certain respects.
To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from the local authority.
A breeding establishment for dogs is defined as premises of any nature (including a private dwelling) where a person carries on a business of breeding dogs with the intention of selling the animals on, whether by themselves or by another person.
If you run a riding establishment (where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding lessons) in the Mendip District Council area you will need a Licence.
Any person that intends to carry on the business of providing accommodation for other people's dogs and cats needs a licence from us
If you want to keep a dangerous wild animal, before you get the animal you must get a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.