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Licence summary

If you exhibit, use or train performing animals, in England, Wales or Scotland, you must be registered with your local authority.

Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take part in.

Applications may be subject to a fee.

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

A non-refundable fee will be payable for applications and if the licence is granted conditions may be attached.

Fee type Cost
Performing Animals Registration £276.30

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from Falkirk Council by the end of the target completion period.

How to apply

To apply, change or renew a performing animals licence you can complete the form below and send it to Falkirk Council by email or post:

Failed application and licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

If you have a complaint, please contact the trader first, preferably in writing. If you do this by letter, make sure you get proof of delivery.

If you've done this and feel your complaint still hasn’t been resolved, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau.

But if you do not live in the UK, you’ll need to contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

For example; complaints about noise, pollution, etc should be directed to the Environmental Protection Unit.

Environmental Protection Unit
Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way

A police officer or officer of the local authority may make a complaint to the local court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.