Any person selling pets as a business will be classified as a pet shop and must be licensed by the local authority.
No person may sell pets to children under 16 years of age.
At least one person [e.g. the owner of the business] must have a suitable qualification e.g. City & Guilds Pet Store Management Certificate - information available from Warwickshire College - Morton Morrell 01926 318000 or Pet Care Trust 01234 273933.
Summary of regulation relating to this licence
The licence [annual] will list what animals may be sold [we discourage the sale of cats and dogs] and the licence must be displayed in the retail premises.
A licence for a new business will not be issued until the premises have been inspected and will need to be revisited when stocked. An annual licence fee of £153 is applicable.
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.
For any matters relating to this type of licence including applications please contact the Environmental Protection Team on 01926 456725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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