Animal welfare and licensing
We enforce legislation that protects livestock, farm animals, feedstuffs and the integrity of the human food chain.
We also offer advice and assistance to farmers and the livestock industry so that they can comply with their legal obligations.
- Call 030 33 33 3000
- Email email@example.com
- Write to Trading Standards, Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AD
You are required by law to hold a licence for certain animal related businesses and ownership. You can download an application form and return it by post with the relevant fee and documentation.
|Licence||Initial fee||Renewal fee|
|Riding establishments [95kb]||£175.80 + vet fees||£144 + vet fees|
|Animal boarding establishments [48kb]||£175.80 + vet fees||£144 + vet fees|
|Dangerous wild animals [51kb]||£336.60 + vet fees||£240 + vet fees|
|Dog breeding [47kb]||£175.80 + vet fees||£144 + vet fees|
|Pet shop [53kb]||£145.20 + vet fees||£112.20 +vet fees|
|Performing animals [45kb]||£157.20|
Animal feed businesses are legally obliged to register with us.
Registration covers any business involved in the feed industry including arable farms, feed storage or feeding animals that will enter the food chain.
Report a carcase
Contact us on 030 33 33 3000 if you come across a carcase from a farmed animal. We'll need to know the exact location.
You can report dead animals (such as deer and badgers) found on roads or pavements so that the carcase can be removed.