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Licence to sell protected plants and animals (A38 and LR38)

Apply for a licence application to sell dead or live protected animals and plants and find out how to report your actions.

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Application for a licence to sell protected animals or plants (A38)

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Report on sales of protected species (LR38)

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You must have a licence to sell any of the animals and plants listed on schedule 5 and schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and on annex II (b) and IV of the EU Habitats Directive.

Licences are free. Natural England will decide whether to issue a licence within 30 working days of receiving your application.

How to report your actions

You must report any actions you took using this licence on the report form (LR38) on this page. You must report no later than 2 weeks after your licence expires, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 17 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Replaced application and report forms with revised interactive PDF versions.
  2. First published.