Somerset County Council

Trading Standards and Animal Health and Welfare


Since May 2013, trading standards services in Devon and Somerset came together to form a joint service.

All information relating to trading standards and animal health and welfare is now on the joint service website:

Consumer Advice - Who can use it?

All Somerset residents and businesses can use this service as well as anyone who has purchased goods or used services during a visit to Somerset. If you want advice on your consumer rights please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

Please go to the Devon and Somerset Trading Standards website for information and advice on the following:

Apply for an explosives or fireworks licence  
Apply for safety certificates for sports grounds
Apply for weighbridge operator's certificate 
Buy With Confidence (approved trader scheme) 
Counterfeit goods  
Food guidance  
Petroleum licensing and storage 
Public Weighbridges
Request to be added to poisons register  
Scams, rogue traders and doorstep crime  
Trading Standards Business Advice 
Trading Standards business advice leaflets 
Trading Standards consumer advice leaflets and contacts  
Trading Standards Prosecutions  
Under-age sales  
Weights and Measures  
Animal Health and Welfare 
Animal Health and Welfare advice leaflets and contacts
Animal diseases
Farming standards
Apply for performing animals licence 
Request animal movement record book
Request feed hygiene registration pack 
Request to be on poultry keepers record 

You can read further information about the joint Devon and Somerset Trading Standards service in our partnership section.

If you receive suspicious calls purporting to come from Somerset County Council/Taunton Deane Borough Council/Citizens Advice Bureau or Consumer helpline you can contact
Action Fraud  on 0300 123 2040.


Address: Devon and Somerset Trading Standards, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon
EX2 4QH 
OnlineContact us form     

Citizens Advice Consumer Service
Phone: 03454 040506 
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

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