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Licences - dangerous animals

The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and a schedule included with the Act contains a list of the various animals classed as dangerous wild animals. In addition to powers of inspection, the Act also gives the council powers to seize any animal being kept on premises which are unlicensed. Zoos, pet shops and circuses are exempt from the provisions of the Act as these premises are subject to separate licensing requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

(CnES is in the process of updating its telephone network. During the transition, some of the numbers listed in these FAQs may no longer be available. Please contact 01851 600 501 in the event of any consequent problems. )

Q: How much does it cost to get a Licence?
For more information, please contact us on 01851 600 501 or by e-mail at enquiries@cne-siar.gov.uk

Q: I have just bought a previously licensed premises, can I transfer the licence?
Licences are not transferable. You will need to re-apply in your own/your company name.

Q: How can I apply for a licence?
For more information, please contact us on 01851 600 501 or by e-mail at enquiries@cne-siar.gov.uk

Q: Who decides whether or not I can have a licence?
For more information, please contact us on 01851 600 501 or by e-mail at enquiries@cne-siar.gov.uk

For further information about any of the services provided by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, please contact us on 01851 600 501 or by e-mail at