Fees for a multiple animal activities application

The fees below apply if you are carrying out more than one animal activity. The fees are different for carrying out one animal activity or franchise operators and accommodation arrangers.

The licence fee is split into two separate parts, both of which are non-refundable: 

  1. The application fee which is paid when you submit an application. This fee covers the costs associated with determining the application to the point that it is ready to issue.
  2. The issue fee which is paid after your inspection. This fee covers the cost of issuing the licence and the follow up inspection. 
We have provided a step by step on how to calculate your fees. 
Activities Application fee
Issue  fee
Basic fee
Additional activity

 Basic fee

Additional activity

Selling animals as pets £298 £130    £73  £28
Boarding of dogs (kennels) £194 £130  £63  £19
Boarding of cats (cattery) £194 £130  £63  £19
Home boarding for dogs £194 £130  £63  £19
Day care for dogs
£194 £130  £63  £19
Hiring out horses
£219 £130  £73  £28
Dog breeding £219 £130  £73  £28
Dog breeding renewal £175 £111 £63 £19
Exhibition of animals £175 £111  £54  £9

Working out the fees (step by step)

Application fee

  • Step 1- You will need to select the highest basic fee of the activities you are carrying out.
  • Step 2 - You then include the new/change fee for each activity you wish to be licensed for.
  • Step 3 - You then add the additional activity fee for each additional activity, excluding the activity covered in step 1. 
You only need to pay the issue fee when your licence is ready to be issued (we will advise you when).

Issue fee

  • Step 1- You will need to select the highest basic fee of the activities you are carrying out.
  • Step 2 - You then add the 'additional activity' fee for each additional activity to the fee in step 1. 


"I do home boarding and also breed dogs. What will my application fee be?"

Application fee
Activities Basic fee New/change Additional activity Total fee
Home boarding for dogs N/A £19.10 £73.20 £248.25
Dog breeding £136.85 (highest fee) £19.10 N/A

"I've been approved for home boarding and breeding of dogs activities on my licence and the inspection has been carried out. What will my issue fee be?"

Issue fee
Activities Basic fee Additional activity Vet fee Total fee
Home boarding for dogs £60.47 (highest fee) N/A N/A £202.30
Dog breeding N/A  £31.83 £110 (estimated)

Make payment

Pay online

If you cannot use the online payment system,  you can call 01242 264135 and pay over the phone, quoting payment code 'GE' or by cheque made payable to 'Cheltenham Borough Council'.