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

    No provision in legislation.

    Fee type Cost
    Performing Animals Registration £215

    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
    Abbotsford House
    Davids Loan
    Falkirk
    FK2 7YZ

    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.