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Performing animals registration

Licence summary 

If you exhibit, use or train performing animals in Wales, you must be registered with your local authority.

Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take part in. Applications may be subject to a fee.

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence (new window) (Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925)

Application evaluation process 

No provision in legislation

Will tacit consent apply? 

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Fees and payment

The fee(s) for this application are as follows: £21

Apply online

Application to register for the exhibition or training of performing animals (new window)

Application to change a performing animals registration (new window)

Failed application redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence holder redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer complaint 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice (new window) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (new window).

Other redress 

A police officer or officer of the local authority may make a complaint to the local magistrates' court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.

Contact details

Licensing Section, Public Protection, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NF

English 01352 703030
Welsh 01267 224923


Trade associations

Society for All Artists (SAA) (new window)

In partnership with EUGO