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Cyprus Business Permits - Operation Of An Animal Hotel

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Information on permits required to operate an animal hotel in Cyprus

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Establishment and Operation of an Animal Hotel
    
Description

In order to establish and operate an animal hotel in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a registration from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

Eligibility Criteria

The Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment register an animal hotel provided that:

the person in charge of the establishment possesses a license as a professional animal carer;

the establishment must employ sufficient number of staff who possess the appropriate ability and knowledge;

a Town Planning Permit for the premises is available;

all requirements and provisions of the Protection and Welfare of Animals Law and the Animal Health Law are met;

the premises are supervised by a registered veterinarian.

Application Procedure

The application for authorisation for establishing and operating an animal hotel, in the form of a letter addressed to the Director of Veterinary Services, can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the:

Veterinary Services

Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

1417 Nicosia

Tel: +357 22805249

Fax: +357 22805176

The letter should be accompanied by the following documents:

copy of a topographic plan in which the layout and the dimensions of the premises where the animals will be kept and used for training are indicated;

copy of the town planning permit;

copy of the license as a professional animal carer;

certified copy of an agreement or other legal document indicating the provision of services of a registered veterinarian to the animal hotel.

After the submission of the application, an inspection of the premises is carried out by the responsible Veterinary Officer of the relevant District Veterinary Office.

The applicant is informed regarding the registration decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

The registration is valid infinitely and does not need to be renewed.

Obligations and Supervision

The owner must comply with the provisions of the Protection and Welfare of Animals Law, as periodically ammended.

Source PSC

Last Updated 14 February 2017

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