Animal boarding establishments licence

You need a licence from Cheshire East Council to run a business providing:

  • boarding in kennels for dogs
  • boarding for cats
  • day care for dogs
  • home boarding for dogs

Before applying for a licence there are a number of things to take into account that we have listed in the guidance notes. 

How to apply 

You can download the applicant profile, application form and the declaration form to apply for an animal boarding establishment licence.

Return completed forms to:

Animal Health and Welfare Team
Regulatory Services and Health
Municipal Buildings

Or via email to (you will need to make a payment via the call centre on 0300 123 5015 if you apply via email).


Right of appeal

If we refuse to give you a licence, you can appeal to an independent tribunal.

If you disagree with the star/risk rating we have given, you can challenge your rating.

Contact us

0300 123 5015

Page last reviewed: 21 February 2022