Animal Licensing

IMPORTANT: Due to staff sickness/annual leave we are currently experiencing a backlog on ALL licensing applications.

If you track your application online and the status is “Pending” this means your application has been received and is currently being processed.  

Renewals: You are advised that you can continue in your licensed operation until a decision has been made providing you applied for a renewal before your licence expired.

Please note: With IMMEDIATE effect all applications and related matters should be emailed directly to Only correspondence to this email address will be dealt with by our team.

View current applications and public register

The Moray Council Licensing section is responsible for a range of licensing issues in relation to regulating the health, welfare and control of domesticated and exotic pets. 

For further advice on specific licensing requirements please follow the menu items on this page.

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