Epping Forest District Council does not allow pets in sheltered accommodation, with the exception of a caged bird or similar pet, which may be allowed with the written permission of the Council. In all its other accommodation, where a property has direct access to its own enclosed garden a pet animal such as a dog or a cat or similar will be allowed. Where there is no direct access to an enclosed garden, written permission must be sought. Permission may not be granted for certain breed of dogs