Licensing Information

The 2024 license renewal applications will be mailed out in November and must be postmarked by January 15, 2024. If you have any questions on licensing, renewal applications, or would like to check on the status of your application, please contact our office at 785-564-6776.

Licensing requirements vary depending on what type of operation or business you have and who your intended customers will be. If you perform multiple activities, you may need more than one registration and/or type of inspection.  

Use the following chart and information to determine what type of operation or business you have, the license requirements, type of inspection required, what licensing application form(s) are needed, and the annual fees for each. All our licenses run the calendar year (January 1 to December 31). 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Manhattan office to discuss the various licenses available and what would be required of your business plan. 



Type of

application forms

Annual Fees
Jan 1-Dec 31

Custom slaughter and/or
processing facility with a
retail exemption

 Retail Exemption

Custom-Retail Exemption


State inspected slaughter
and/or processing facility

State Inspection

State Inspected Application 


Federally inspected slaughter
and/or processing facility



Food processing
(processing meat/poultry
from inspected products and
selling directly to end consumer

KDA Food Safety

KDA Food Safety
and Lodging

 See KDA Food


Annual Inspection 

Wholesaler Application


Animal Food Manufacturer,
Broker or Public Warehouse

Annual Inspection

Application for Registration


Poultry Exemption


Wholesaler Application
with a Poultry Exemption



Payment can be either mailed, by phone, or emailed by electronic payment by filling out the electronic payment form.

Electronic Payment Fillable Form

Kansas Department of Agriculture
Meat & Poultry Inspection Program
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502