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Dangerous Wild Animals (DWA) Licence Application


The keeping of certain species of exotic, dangerous or wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.

You can use this application form to apply for the above licence.

The applicant will be required to pay the cost of inspections carried out by the Council's authorised Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Practitioner. You will also need to download the vets pack reporting form for this.

The forms are available in 2 formats -

  • a pdf version to print off and complete or
  • a Word version to download and type into which allows you to keep an electronic copy. First Application or renewal, per animal is £203.00 (VAT is not payable).

We are unable to accept this form by email because it must have a signature. Please print the form, sign it and return it to the address below.

Return completed form to:
Environmental Services
Unit 1, Newfields Business Park, 2 Stinsford Road, Poole
BH17 0NF

Tel: 01202 261700
Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

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