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Licensing of Zoos
A set of procedures have now been added to RIAMS to address licensing of zoos. The procedures set out the steps licensing officers should take to meet the requirements of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The procedures cover ‘Licensing of a new Zoo’, ‘Renewal of a Zoo licence’, ‘Zoo exemption from licensing’, and applications for a Zoo Inspection Dispensation under Section 14(2) and 14(1)(b).
The procedures are supported by a series of guidance in the National Policy and Guidance section and documents including model application forms, directions and model conditions.