Performing Animals

To exhibit or train performing animals will require you to be registered with Broxtowe Borough Council or Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

For more information please email our Environmental Health Team at

Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must not have been disqualified from keeping animals or holding a registration for performing animals.

Application Evaluation Process

A visit will be undertaken before a licence is issued. 

Your application will be processed within 3 months. 

If you do not receive the license, you will be not be able to trade.

Find out more about Fees

Find out more about Appeals and Complaints


View the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925. (Opens in a New Window)

Training of animals for the military or police is exempt.

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Environmental Health
tel: 0115 917 3485