You can't apply for this licence online. Contact your local council.


Your business must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development if you possess specified animal pathogens or carriers of such pathogens.

Licences will be in writing and there are strict conditions attached to a licence. Your business must comply with these.

Contact the DARD Helpline to apply for this licence.

DARD Helpline
Telephone: 0300 200 7852
Textphone: 0300 200 7851
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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