Keeping pets and animals

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We recognise that keeping pets and animals can improve a person’s wellbeing and life enjoyment. This policy statement outlines our approach to the keeping of pets and animals by IBC tenants. 

Under the Council’s Tenancy Agreement tenants must obtain written permission before keeping any animal, bird or reptile at their property.

This policy explains how IBC will manage requests for permissions and deal with complaints from tenants and neighbours relating to pets and animals. It also explains how IBC will respond to and manage queries about pet and animal ownership for tenants who already had a pet or animal before September 2015 and have not received written permission.

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To apply for permission to keep a pet, please complete our online form.

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Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Housing Services,
3E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000