Animal boarding licence

You will need a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery or to board dogs in your own home. The number of dogs and cats that may be accommodated will be written on the licence along with other specific conditions.

The licence is valid for one calendar year.

Apply for animal boarding licence

Apply to renew boarding licence

You can also apply by downloading an application form and sending it to the licensing department. Please note that if you apply for a home boarding licence online you will need to make the payment separately by calling 01993 861000. This is due to the online system only allowing you to pay for a commercial premises application.

Fees for animal boarding licence

  • £137.96 for an animal boarding licence or £99.06 to renew an existing licence.
  • £110.44 for a home boarding licence or £79.31 to renew an existing licence.

What happens next

We will arrange to carry out an inspection to make sure your premises meet the required standards.

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB