From Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

How to apply

There is more than one online form available for this licence:

  1. Application for a licence to operate a zoo
  2. Notification to operate a zoo

1. Application for a licence to operate a zoo

To run a zoo in England, Scotland and Wales, you need a licence from the local authority.You must first complete a notification that you intend to apply and also publish a notice in a local newspaper as well as a national paper. Two months after the notification you can apply.You may also require planning permission for a zoo.

Apply online

2. Notification to operate a zoo

To run a zoo in England, Scotland and Wales, you need a licence from the local authority.You must first complete a notification that you intend to apply and also publish a notice in a local newspaper as well as a national paper. Two months after the notification you can apply. You may also require planning permission for a zoo.At least two months before making an application, the applicant must give notice in writing (including by electronic means) of the intention to make the application. Including location, types of animals and numbers, arrangements for accommodation, maintenance, wellbeing, numbers and categories of staff employed, number of visitors and motor vehicles for which accommodation is to be provided, number and position of access to be provided to the premises, conservation measures to be implemented

Apply online

The issuing authority for this licence is Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (change location)

You can contact them using the details below.

Civic Centre
Regent Street

NE8 1HH