How to Receive a Premises ID


To track livestock diseases, animal health officials must know where animals were born, where they have been, and where they came into contact with other animals. Identification of locations that manage or hold animals are known as premises. Premises ID registration allows for much faster traces when there is an outbreak of an animal disease or an animal-borne human disease. If we know where susceptible animals are located, we can control the disease more quickly.



1) What information do I need in order to register my premises?

We will need the name and contact information of the location owner, physical location of the premises, livestock species housed there, and the name and contact information of the animal owner or primary caretaker. You do not need to provide the number of animals or other information associated with the location.

2) Which animals are considered livestock?

Cattle, bison, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, equine, cervids (deer, elk), camelids (llamas, alpacas) and aquaculture are all examples of species that would be registered under a premises identification number.


3) How do I register my premises?


There are two ways to register your premises: