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Performing Animals Licence

It is an offence for anyone to train or exhibit a performing animal unless they are registered to do so under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925.

The Act is designed to cover the use of animals in stage performances, at circuses, as part of exhibitions etc.

How do I apply?

To apply for a licence, return your completed application form with the appropriate fee to the Licensing Section.

Alternatively You can submit your application by post to the following address:

Licensing Section
Glasgow City Council
City Chambers
George Square
Glasgow G2 1DU

We recommend that you send the application by Recorded Delivery/Special Delivery to ensure that it is received.

How much will it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [250kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

How to make Payment

Payment should be made by BACS Transfer (electronic banking) to the Licensing Board Account. 

When making payments please quote your licence reference number if you are a current licence holder or quote PA/Address of Premises if you are a new licence holder as detailed below

Account Name: Glasgow City Council - Licensing
Account No. 00116224
Sort Code: 83-44-00
Reference: PA/xxx (existing licence number) or PA/address of premises e.g. PA/231 George Street.

Please note that your application will not be formally lodged until payment has been received.  The fees are non-refundable. 

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