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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Licensing


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Licensing Requirements for Dairy
 

Type of License: Milk Dealer

Who Needs This License? Any person who purchases or receives milk from a producer for the purpose of bottling, packaging, selling, processing, jobbing, brokering, or distributing the milk except to where the milk is disposed of in the same container in which it is received, without removal from the container and without processing in any way except by refrigeration.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: Proof of financial responsibility through:
1. License Fee
2. A surety bond, or
3. Cash/negotiable securities through a trustee, or
4. A sworn financial statement.

Forms Needed: Milk Dealer Application
Proof of financial responsibility

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Milk Hauler

Who Needs This License? Any person who owns or leases a tank or conveyance used to transport raw milk, but does not include a producer who transports raw milk that the producer has produced

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Complete set of facility plans
3. An acceptable water sample result

NOTE: An acceptable facility inspection must be completed prior to beginning processing.

Forms Needed: Milk Hauler Application
Listing of trucks or conveyances

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Milk Processor

Who Needs This License? Any person who operates or controls a place, premises, or establishment, including governmental operations, where milk or milk products are collected, handled, controlled, processed, stored, pasteurized, processed, bottled, handled for manufacturing or prepared for distribution.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Complete set of facility plans
3. An acceptable water sample result

NOTE: An acceptable facility inspection must be completed prior to beginning processing.

Forms Needed: Milk Processor Application
Plant Plan Submittal Form
Acceptable Laboratory Water Sample Result

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Milk Producer

Who Needs This License? Any person located in Ohio who offers for sale milk from a cow or goat owned or controlled by the producer.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Complete set of facility plans
3. An acceptable water sample result

NOTE: An acceptable facility inspection must be completed prior to beginning processing.

Forms Needed: Milk Producer Application
Plan Submittal Form
Acceptable Laboratory Water Sample Result

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Plan Submittal Forms

Who Needs This License? Any person submitting an application for a Milk Producer License or any licensed milk producer proposing construction of a new or extensively altered facility.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: N/A

Requirements: Must be submitted and approved before work is begun.  This includes pipeline and bulk milk tank installation, replacement or repair.

Forms Needed: Plan Submittal Form
Plant Plan Submittal Form

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Receiving Report

Who Needs This License? Each Milk Processor must submit the report each month for the preceding month.

Licensing Period: Monthly Report.

Annual Fee: Varies

Requirements: Accurate report of the Dairy Products Received, or Utilized Per Month.

NOTE: The data is used to calculate and assess inspection fees

Forms Needed: Receiving Report

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Weigher, Sampler or Tester

Who Needs This License? Any person who, in order to determine volume, weight, or composition for the purpose of determining price, weighs, samples or tests milk at a dairy farm or milk or cream purchased from a milk producer.

Licensing Period: A license remains valid until suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

Annual Fee: $15.00

Requirements: 1. License Fee
2. Successful completion of a written weigher, sampler, tester exam.

Forms Needed: Weigher, Sampler, Tester Application

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Dairy
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 466-5550
Fax: (614) 728-2652
Email: Dairy@agri.ohio.gov