Our licensing service is delivered by Peterborough City Council.
Zoos are regulated by the Council under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.
We work in close partnership with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on all aspects of zoo licensing.
The licensing of zoos is a specialist field and the regulations are complex. If you're thinking of setting up a zoo, we recommend you contact a specialist officer first for advice and guidance - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We cannot consider an application unless at least two months notice of the application has been given - publication of details in a local and national newspaper and a notice placed at the site.
We must consult the police, fire authority, governing body of any national institute concerned with zoos, adjoining authority if the zoo overlaps the area of that authority and any person wishing to object on grounds of alleged injurious effect on the health or safety of persons living in the area.
The authority must arrange an inspection by a consultant inspector from the list of suitable inspectors nominated by the Secretary of State.
For more information and to apply, email email@example.com.