General Info

Selling Live Poultry or Hatching Eggs

Statewide Permit

You must have a permit to sell live poultry or hatching eggs in Maryland. The only exceptions are poultry sold for immediate slaughter or at an approved auction market.  

Valid until Dec 31st Revised 03/28/2017
10 days Approval time
$0 Application cost
5-15 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Please note: There are testing requirements, sanitation requirements, and record-keeping requirements for selling live poultry or hatching eggs. The objective of this permit is to prevent the spread of poultry diseases. If you do not wish to obtain a permit to sell live poultry or hatching eggs, you are free to sell poultry at any livestock auction in Maryland.

List of general requirements


How do I apply?

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Permit issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Agriculture
mda.maryland.gov

Contact information

Animal Health Program
Work hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Address: 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information


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