Instruction to Register Premises
Premises registration is voluntary and free of charge. This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessed by animal health officials for disease trace back and animal health surveillance purposes.
Part of the data voluntarily submitted during the voluntary livestock premises registration process will be sent to a federal premises registration repository. The United States Department of Agriculture has reassured us that they intend to keep this information confidential. Regrettably, there is no statutory language passed yet that will ensure the data withstand a court challenge from denying public release of information.
STEP 1 - Account Set Up.
Business name and contact information including mailing address and phone number for your livestock business entity. This address may be different than the location (premises) where the animals are kept or handled. This address can be any officially recognized United States Postal Service address within the United States. The same account may include one or more premises operated by the same business account entity.
To ensure the security of your account and premises information, create a user name and password.
STEP 2 - Premises Registration.
A premises is the primary geographic location where livestock are kept or handled. For non-producer participants this is the location where the livestock related activity occurs. This address may be different than the business account address and must be a physical address within Vermont. You may register more than one premises per account if they are operated as separate entities at different locations by the same business account and animals are not commingled between the locations. Premises of a different operation type with a distinct location should register separately.
Many unique livestock management situations exist within our state. While farm leases, feedlots and stables present registration challenges, through cooperation with the applicant we are able to successfully register any premises. If you have a unique situation we encourage you to call 802-828-2421 for guidance.
1. Print a paper application
Mail or fax the completed form to our office for final entry. Return forms to: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, attn. Premises Registration, 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier, VT 05620. You will receive a premises number in a confirmation letter from our office in 1-2 weeks.
2. Call the Agency of Agriculture, Animal Health Section and Register over the telephone,