Why do I have to have an animal holding permit ?
On July 1, 2022, the holding permit came into force. It is mandatory to have this permit since October 1, 2022. This permit was put in place to prevent people who had previously abused animals from reproducing that. It was also set up in order to avoid impulse purchases by imposing a deep reflection on buyers and avoid purchases related to emotion at time t, as this often leads to the abandonment of the animal.
In which case do I have to have an animal holding permit ?
If you wish to acquire animals on Walloon territory, it is mandatory to be in possession of the permit (valid for 1 year). This is also the case for PISCES.
How do I get a fish licence if I live in Wallonia ?
If you wish to acquire an animal from a professional in the Walloon territory, go to the ticket office of your municipality with an ID. The communal agent will consult the central file and will issue you your extract from the central file, if you have not been deprived of your rights of holding a pet. If your municipality has an e-window, this document can also be transmitted through this means, as long as it is authenticated by an official seal and the signature of the competent municipal authority. The municipality may apply for a fee. Permits must be sent to [email protected] and this permit is valid for 1 year.
How do I get a fish licence if I don’t live in Wallonia ?
If you wish to acquire an animal from a professional in the Walloon territory, you must submit your application:
by registered mail to:
Service Public de Wallonie Agriculture, Ressources naturelle et Environnement (SPW ARNE)For the attention of the Director-General Venue Prince de Liège, 155100 Jambes (Belgium).
by email at [email protected]
Mention in your application
your first and last names
your national registry number (only if you are Belgian)
the full address of your home
The SPW ARNE will send you your extract from the central file within a maximum of 15 calendar days after receiving your request. Permits are to be sent to [email protected] and this permit is valid for 1 year.