Dangerous Wild Animals

You must have a licence, under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, from us to keep any dangerous wild animal in Moray. You can find a list of all wild animals classed as dangerous in the Act online

We will look at various matters when considering whether to grant a licence, including public safety or nuisance, suitability of the proposed licence holder and animal welfare. The proposed premises must be inspected by our chosen vet, for which you must pay the fees

We may refuse a licence on any grounds. If a licence is issued, it will be valid for the remainder of the year in which it is issued, and must be renewed each year. Each licence issued will be subject to conditions that will ensure standards are maintained and the premises may be inspected at any time.

If it is more appropriate, separate zoo and pet shop licences are also available.

Read our Guidance Notes (PDF) for more information before completing a form.

Application Form (PDF) Application Form (Word)

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