London Borough of Croydon

Licence summary

You will need a licence if four or more litters of puppies are born within one calendar year at either a domestic or commercial premises for the purposes of commercial sale.

Eligibility criteria

The licence is valid from 1 January to 31 December.

Applicants for a licence must not be disqualified from keeping a boarding establishment.

Legislation summary

To view the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 click on the download below.

How to apply

If you are applying for a new licence please download the application form and once completed send it to the licensing team at the address below. Do not send any payment with the application as this will be apportioned depending on the date the application is made.

Application evaluation process

Once your application is received, a licensing officer will contact you to make arrangements to carry out an inspection of your premises. The officer will be accompanied by an approved vet who will set the licensing conditions.

The apportioned licence fee will also be collected at the time of the inspection.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. Your licence will only be issued to you when all the necessary inspections /checks have been carried out and the premise meets the required standards.

Renewal of a licence

If you already hold a licence you will automatically be sent a renewal letter approximately one month before the expiry date, the fee can be paid online

Alternatively payment can now be made over the telephone by credit or debit card, if you would like to use this facility please telephone 020 8760 5466.

Failed application redress

Any person who is refused a licence can appeal to the Croydon Magistrates Court, Barclay Road, Croydon CR9 3NG

Licence holder redress

Any licence holder who objects to any of the licensing conditions attached to a licence may appeal to the Croydon Magistrates Court, Barclay Road, Croydon CR9 3NG.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise in the first instance that in the event of a complaint, you make contact with the trader, if you are not satisfied with their response please contact the licensing team on the details below.

Other redress

Please contact the licensing team on the details below.

Trade associations



020 8760 5466
Address Line:

Croydon Council, Licensing Team

6th Floor, Zone A

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon CR0 1EA


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