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Animal boarding establishments

You must have a licence to run:

  • a boarding kennel or cattery
  • an animal home boarding service (including day care for dogs)

We will arrange for a vet to inspect your premises to make sure that the animals are:

  • in suitable accommodation  
  • given food, drink and bedding materials
  • exercised and visited regularly
  • safe from disease

Cost of the licence

All licences expire on 31 December each year. You can choose to have your licence issued this year or next year.

Animal Boarding Establishment  

  • New licence: £242 (+ Vet fees)
    £153 is payable on application and non-refundable 
    The remaining £89 will be payable when your application is approved
  • Renewal: £192

Home Boarding Establishment    

  • Grant: £181 (+ Vet fees)
    £92 is payable on application and non-refundable 
    The remaining £89 will be payable when your application is approved
  • Renewal: £141 

Payment can be made using a credit or debit card.  

  • Vet and any remaining fees will be invoiced to you after the inspection

 

 

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Contact the Licensing team

Email: licensing@dover.gov.uk

Telephone: 01304 872295

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