You will need an Animal Boarding Licence if you want to run a cattery or kennels in Maidstone.
Before applying for a licence you may also need to apply for planning permission to change the use of the property, so that it can be used for animal boarding. Check our planning pages for more information.
You can apply for a licence if you have never been disqualified from:
You will need to supply:
A copy of your Public Liability Insurance to the value of at least £1 million
A copy of your insurance covering the animals you intend to board
A detailed plan of your premises including all relevant features such as emergency access, any public areas, animal accommodation, exercise areas, water, electricity access and any storage areas.
A copy of your planning consents
We would also need to see a copy of your Employer’s Liability Insurance if you have people working for you.
Applications take 30 days to process, with a pre-inspection visit taking place after 10 days. We will contact you within eight days of receiving the application to arrange the visit. A formal inspection will be arranged after the pre-inspection visit.
You will need to renew your licence every year. You can renew your licence and online and will need to supply all of your supporting documents with the renewal.
If you need to change your licence:
You might not need to change your licence if you’re making small changes to the premises. Before making an application contact the licensing partnership team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01732 227004 and they will confirm whether you need to make a new application.
|Number of Animals||Cats Only||Dogs Only||Cats and Dogs|
|Up to 30||£185|
|Up to 50||£360||£295|
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