Information about animal home boarding licences.
Details of current licence holders for Home boarding can be seen on our animal boarding public registers.
We (the Licensing Authority) take our role very seriously and will take action against licensed premises if we have concerns over the welfare of any animals.
On the 22 July 2014, East Riding of Yorkshire Council prosecuted T. Carpenter of Petsitt, South Cave on nine counts of licence condition breach. With immediate effect, the animal boarding licence for this premises has been cancelled.
You can read further details on our licensing new flash page.
If you want to board dogs you will require either a home boarding licence or an animal boarding licence.
If you are unsure which category you fall into you can contact the licensing team for further advice, by using one of the following ways:
Please use 'contact us' option on the right-hand side of the page.
To apply for a home boarding licence you will need to submit:
You can apply online for a new home boarding application, using the below link:
Apply online for a home boarding licence
To apply, please print the out the application form:
Home boarding application form - dogs (word 82kb opens in new window)
Take your completed form to a local customer service centre or submit it by post to the Licensing Team:
Licensing Team East Riding of Yorkshire Council County Hall Cross Street Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BA.
Please make cheques payable to 'East Riding of Yorkshire Council'.
Please note: your application cannot be processed without your supporting documents.
Once you have submitted your complete application you will be contacted by a licensing officer, who will arrange to visit and inspect your home.
If you meet all requirements, your licence will be granted and forwarded in due course:
Home Boarding licence conditions - Dogs (word 24kb opens in a new window)
If you are unable to meet the requirements for a licence, the officer will arrange to revisit you when you have done additional work on your home.
A tacit consent does not apply to this application.
You can pay electronically by credit/debit card:
Please call: (01482) 396297
All animal boarding licences run from the 1 January to the 31 December. If a renewal application is not received by the 31 December the animal boarding licence will lapse.
Please note: If you continue to board animals without a licence you will be committing an offence.
The current fee for renewing your home boarding licence is £65.
To receive a discounted fee, you can apply online to renew your home boarding licence:
Apply online to renew your home boarding licence
You can apply to change the name on your home boarding licence using the below online form. The fee for the licence reissuing is £15.
Change of licence detail online application
If you are applying for an animal boarding licence you may also need to contact planning and business rates in relation to the use of your home for a business.
The licensing team is responsible for the licensing and compliance of animal boarding establishments.
If you have concerns about premises operating under a licence, have a complaint or would like to report a business that you are concerned are operating without a licence you can contact the licensing team, by one of the following ways:
Please use the Contact us option on the right-hand side of the page:
Please ensure you provide as much information as you can to help us.
You will be required to give your name and contact details so that we can ensure that the complaint is genuine.
Your details will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed unless the investigation results in a prosecution at which stage your details would have to be disclosed.
If you board dogs, providing them accommodation then you will require a boarding establishment licence.
If you are found to be operating without such a licence in place, the licensing team may prosecute you.
Warning: It is an offence under the Animal Boarding Act 1963 to board dogs or cats without the appropriate licence, with a maximum fine not exceeding £500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both.