If you run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from the local authority. This is to ensure that the welfare of the animals is maintained to a high standard and to prevent the spread of any infectious disease.
New applicants must hold the City and Guilds Pet Store Management Certificate or some other appropriate qualification.
Apply for a pet shop licence
Or download and complete the application form [PDF 92KB] and return with the fee (£135).
After the premises has been successfully inspected by a public protection officer we aim to issue the licence within 5 working days.
Licences are renewed annually.
The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.