Licences for venison dealers

You need a licence to sell venison

The sale of deer meat or venison is controlled by:

  • The Deer (Scotland) Act 1996

In order to legally sell venison, you require to hold a current  venison dealer's licence.

How to apply

A copy of the relevant application form and guidance notes is available for you to download.

Send the completed application form and a cheque for the appropriate fee (made out to North Lanarkshire Council) to North Lanarkshire Council, Regulatory Services & Waste Solutions, Municipal Buildings, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge ML5 3LF.

Once we receive your completed form, an Environmental Health or Food Safety Officer will contact you to discuss the application and to arrange for an inspection of your business premises.

Application fees

Our current fees for approval of a venison dealer's licence is:

  • Venison dealer's licence: £112.55 and the licence is valid for three years.

Notification to the Deer Commission (Scotland)

Details of all venison dealer's licences granted by Scottish local authorities are notified to the Deer Commission (Scotland).

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