Establishment Licence

The places where scientific procedures are carried out must have an EStablishment Licence unless the nature of the work requires that it be carried out in other places, such as farms or fields. Certain types of animal must also be obtained from licensed breeding or supplying establishments.

Establishment Licence and associated forms

Forms include:

  • An application form for an establishment licence 
  • An application form for changes to a establishment licence

Where to send completed forms

Completed application forms should be sent via the applicant's Establishments Licence Holder to the local office. Correspondence should be addressed to the Home Office and not a named official.

London - Home Office, Animals in science regulation unit, Mail point 21B, 4th Floor Seacole building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

Dundee - Home Office, PO Box 6779, Dundee DD1 9WW

Shrewsbury - Home Office, PO Box 31, Shrewsbury SY3 7WN

Swindon - Home Office, PO Box 1138, Swindon SN1 2RZ  

Archived websites

If you are looking for information held on the Animals Scientific Procedures website prior to 7 May 2010, you can now find it on the Animals Scientific Procedures website kept by The National Archives. Information includes: 

  • Training
  • Regulation
  • Abstracts
  • Publications
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