Selling Live Poultry or Hatching Eggs Details

Selling Live Poultry or Hatching Eggs

General Info - 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.  

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    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. 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.

  2. List of general requirements

Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?


Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

Animal Health Program


Tel: (410) 841-5810

Work hours:

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Agriculture the legal authority to issue this approval?


Code of Maryland Regulations, 15.11.11 Salmonellosis of Poultry