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Performing animals licence

Registration of performing animals

If you wish to exhibit, use or train performing animals you will need to register with Middlesbrough Council.

Read more about the relevant legislation.
How to apply

You can apply for registration online

You can also tell us about a change to your existing registration

What happens next?
After receiving your completed application and fee, an officer will contact you to arrange an inspection of your premises to ensure they meet welfare standards.
Redress information

In case of dispute or to appeal a decision, please contact the Environmental Protection team on 01642 726001.

Customer complaint

If you're a customer of a licensed/registered premises and wish to complain about the service or products sold, we would advise you to contact the premises in the first instance to resolve the matter.

Trade Associations

Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain

International Marine Animals Trainers Association

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