The keeping and running of animal boarding establishments (catteries and kennels) is controlled by the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963.
No person may keep a boarding establishment for animals without first obtaining a licence from us.
More detailed information on requirements for obtaining a boarding animals licence can be found in the Notice to Keepers of Animal Boarding Establishments.
If you believe someone is in breach of their licence or does not have the appropriate boarding licence please contact us on 01522 873564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain a boarding animals licence, you should:
- Fill in the boarding animals application form. You can also use our online form to request that we post the application form to you.
- Sign the form and attach the relevant fee.
- Return the completed form and fee to the Licensing Team, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DB
There is an application fee which must be paid at the time an application is made. The fee is currently £113.30. This can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.
We aim to process all licence requests within 10 working days.
Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent licence will expire on the 31st December of the year to which the licence relates and must be renewed before that date if the premises are to continue as an animal boarding establishment. We will contact the Licensee one month prior to the licence expiring.
If the inspection is approved, the licence will be issued. If, however, the inspection is not approved then the licence will go before a committee who will decide whether to grant the licence or not. If you are unhappy with the decision made, you do have the right to appeal.