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?

Dangerous Wild Animals

Two Year Licence

Application Fee


Compliance Visit



£290.00 + vet fee

How can I apply?

Use our form to apply for a DWA Licence


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.