Dangerous wild animals licence

Dangerous wild animals licence

You need a licence to keep some animals, eg:

  • wild cats
  • primates
  • wild dogs, eg wolves
  • certain pigs, eg wild boar
  • marsupials
  • ostriches

You can see a full list of animals you need a licence for here.

How much will it cost to apply?

£290.90 plus vet's fees

How can I apply?

Use our form to apply for a DWA Licence

Legislation

The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

Dangerous Wild Animals licence conditions

Dangerous Wild Animals conditions - ostriches

Officer decisions

A record of decisions made by officers

Report a licensing issue

Please use our form.

Pay online

You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Make sure to select the correct service from the left hand side.