Periodic inspections, with Secretary of State appointed inspectors, occur as a minimum at renewal stage (i.e. within the six months leading to the expiry date) and in the first year of the original licence and in the third year of the six-year period. We can also request a special inspection by an appointed competent person where concerns have arisen. In any calendar year where no other inspection has taken place, an informal inspection is carried out by an appointed person by us.

Although we see many other documents as part of its inspection process, we do not keep copies, as these are considered to be the property of the relevant premises.

Stock lists, although supplied are not kept once seen.

Copies of inspection reports including health and safety, vet reports and letters to the Zoos relating to inspections are available below.

Paignton Zoo Interim Licensing Inspection Report 2016
Report of the interim licence inspection carried out at Paignton Zoo in 2016.
Living Coasts Zoo Interim Inspection Report 2016
Report of the interim inspection carried out at Living Coasts in 2016.
Living Coast Informal Inspection Report 2015
Report of the informal inspection carried out at Living Coasts in 2015.
Paignton Zoo Informal Inspection Report 2014
Report of the informal inspection carried out at Paignton Zoo in 2014.
Living Coast Zoo Licence 2013
Copy of the zoo licence issued to Living Coasts in 2013.
Living Coast Renewal Inspection Report 2013
Report of the inspection carried out by DEFRA at Living Coasts in 2013 prior to the renewal of their licence.
Living Coast Inspection Report 2013
Report of the re-visit inspection carried out at Living Coasts in 2013.
Paignton Zoo Renewal Inspection Report 2013
Report of the inspection carried out by DEFRA at Paignton Zoo in 2013 prior to the renewal of their licence.
Paignton Zoo Licence 2013
Copy of the zoo licence issued to Paignton Zoo in 2013.
Paignton Zoo Inspection Report 2013
Report of the re-visit inspection carried out at Paignton Zoo in 2013.
Paignton Zoo Health and Safety Inspection 2013
Report of the health and safety inspection carried out at Paignton Zoo in 2013.
Living Coast Health and Safety Inspection 2009
Report of the health and safety inspection carried out at Living Coasts in 2009.
Paignton Zoo Informal Inspection Report 2009
Report of the informal inspection carried out at Paignton Zoo in 2009.