The Government has published the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England)Regulations 2018 under section 13 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The effect of the new regulations is to replace some existing licensing regimes and to put in place a new licensing regime to control certain licensed animal activities.
You can apply for an Occasional Use Notice (OUN) without an operating licence.
An Occasional Use Notice is mainly used for occasional events taking place mainly at race tracks, either permanent, for example a dog or horse racing track, or a temporary one, for example a track created specifically for a race. they can also be used for other events.
If the race/event also involves track side betting you will also need to hold an operating licence before applying for the notice. These are licensed by the Gambling Commission. To apply for an operating licence visit their website.
Before applying, please read the following:
You'll need to download and fill in the occasional use notice application form and send it to:Licensing Partnership
There is no fee for the notice.
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