To apply for an Animal Boarding Establishment licence, applicants must submit an application form and relevant fee.
When determining the application for an Animal Boarding Establishment licence, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will ensure that the Standard Conditions and Guidance for Dog Boarding Kennels and/or for Catteries can be met.
A Licensing Officer from the council will visit the premises to ensure that it complies with the above. In certain circumstances a veterinary inspection may also be undertaken.
You will need to contact the council's Planning service before you start building and you will also need to consider arrangements for the disposal of waste.
A licence is valid for one year, and operates from 1 January to 31 December, however you can apply at any time during that period. An applicant can also apply for a licence to be granted to the next following year.
On successful completion of an application, the applicant will be granted an Animal Boarding Establishment Licence, which will expire on the 31 December.
In the event of the death of a person who is keeping a boarding establishment, the licence shall be deemed to have been granted to his personal representatives and shall remain in force until the end of the period of three months beginning with the death and shall then expire.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council may extend this period on application if satisfied that the extension is necessary for the purpose of winding up the deceased’s estate and that no other circumstances make it undesirable.