Contacting Licensing/Taxi Licensing | CONTACT: The Taxi and General Licensing Department currently are not accepting and monitoring phone calls or voicemail messages. For General Licensing queries relating Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and Regulatory and Miscellaneous Provisions please contact For Taxi Licensing related enquiries please contact Please avoid duplicating your emails, your email will be responded to as soon as possible. PAYMENTS: As of 1st April 2023 the Licensing Authority will not be accepting cheques as a form of payment. If the application is made online by the .GOV application service then the payment shall be made at that time. Should you make an application by email or post then you must provide a relevant contact number in order for payment to be taken over the phone.

Performing animal licence 

It is an offence to train or exhibit a performing animal unless they are registered with the local authority.

Licence Summary

The use of animals in circuses, cabarets and performances, as well as displays in zoos and special events are required to be registered with the local authority.

Apply for a performing animal licence online

The current fee is £78.00.

If you wish to apply you must not have been disqualified from keeping animals or holding a registration for performing animals.

Will Tacit Consent Apply

No tacit consent is applicable to this type of application. If you have not been advised by us within a reasonable time following the end of any notice period for this application then please contact us

Contact Us

Commercial and Operations Licensing
Central Police Station
Byron House
Maid Marian Way

Tel: 0115 915 6571

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