Licensing information for anyone caring for animals in a personal or business capacity.
Where an individual wishes to keep certain types of animals or operate a business whereby live animals are kept or used, a licence must first be granted by West Lothian council. Please follow the links for guidelines and applications procedures for the appropriate licence along with the current licensing fees [188KB] .
Licences issued under The Animal Welfare (licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 are required to be kept in a Public register [119KB] .
Other animal licences issued are listed in a Register - All Other Animal Licences [148KB]