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Exotic dangerous and wild animals licence

Information on exotic dangerous and wild animals license requirements and application form

The provisions of The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 requires a person keeping a dangerous wild to obtain a licence.

Any person keeping any dangerous wild animal is required to hold a licence issued by the Local Authority. A licence is not required for dangerous wild animals kept in certain circumstances such as zoos, pet shops or a circus. A list of animals which are defined as Dangerous Wild Animals in accordance with the Law can be obtained from the Local Authority. Attached to the licence will be condition which:


Licences are renewable every 2 years

Initial Licence £284.50

Licence renewals £210.00

Licence applications should be sent with the appropriate fee to the address on the left.

Cheques should be made payable to Boston Borough Council.


For any licensing enquiries please contact us using the details on the left. A member of the licensing team will normally be available at the Municipal Buildings on weekdays 9am - noon and 2pm - 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays). We may be available at other times by prior appointment.