Animal Movement Licence - Applying for a Licence

Animal Movement Licence
Licence Summary

The animal health function is dealt with by the Public Health Team of Torfaen CBC Environmental Health Section whose contact details are as follows:


Tel: 01633 647622
Fax: 01633 647328

Information and guidance on the law

The Disease Control (England) Order 2003


The Welfare of Animals (Transport)(England) Order 2006

How to apply

The appropriate licence and/or movement reporting form can be downloaded from the Defra website.

Application fees


Does Tacit Approval apply?

No. The law requires that all movement of animals is licensed and reported to the appropriate agencies.

Offences and Penalties

Failure to comply with the rules laid down in the licence may result in the revocation of the general licence and/or prosecution



Application Evaluation Process


Trade Associations


Free Advice

Please contact this service for more information or advice.


Visit the Defra website for further information on animal movement licensing.

Please Note - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the National Fraud Initiative area of the website.

Last Modified: 04/03/2022
For more information contact:

Animal Health

Tel: 01633 647622


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