Pet shop licence

You need a licence from us to run a business selling pets in Islington.


You can download the application form from ‘Useful documents’ below. 

Send the completed form, along with a cheque for £320 made payable to Islington Council, addressed to the Animal welfare service, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR.  

Alternatively, you can email the form to  

We will only process your cheque or take credit or debit card payment over the phone once we are certain all the licensing criteria has been met.

After you apply

If your application is approved your licence will be issued within 10 working days.

The right to appeal 

If your application is refused, please contact us in the first instance. You can appeal to the local magistrates’ court.

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