Premises Registration

Register Your Premises
REGISTER your Premises | RENEW your Premises

Premises ID CardLivestock premises registration is the first step you can take to protect your investment in Wisconsin's livestock industry. A database of locations where livestock are produced, raised and kept, will aid animal health officials. A system with proper trace back and trace forward capabilities provides timely response to minimize the economic impact in the event of an animal disease outbreak.



The Wisconsin Livestock Premises Registration Act requires anyone who keeps, houses, or co-mingles livestock to register their premises. Premises that are not currently licensed by the DATCP are required to register.

How do I register?

  1. Register online at www.datcp.state.wi.us/premises and click on the link for Premises Registration System.
  2. Registrants may call 1-888-808-1910 to request a form or use a PDF electronic application form and e-mail to WLIC by clicking here. To print the instructions form click here.

Registering a livestock premises doesn't obligate the registrant to participate in animal ID or animal tracing.

Who?

Who?

The Wisconsin Livestock Premises Registration Act requires anyone who keeps, houses, or co-mingles livestock to register their premises. Premises that are not currently licensed by the DATCP are required to register.

Livestock species include:

  • bovine (bison, dairy and beef cattle)
  • equine (horses, donkeys, mules)
  • goats
  • poultry (chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowl, and squab)
  • captive game birds (pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, migratory wildfowl,

    pigeons, and exotic birds,)
  • sheep
  • swine (other than wild hogs but including pot belly pigs)
  • farm raised deer (elk, moose, caribou, reindeer, and the subfamily musk

    deer)
  • camelids (llamas, alpacas)
  • ratites (rheas, ostriches, emu, cassowary, kiwi)
  • fish (aquaculture farm)

But do not include:

  • rabbits
  • dogs
  • cats
When?
When?

A premises should be registered if there are any of the livestock species listed are being kept on the premises.

If an animal species is added or sold, or if there is a change of ownership of the property, call WLIC at 1-888-808-1910 to change the information, or use the website.

Why?

Why?

Registering your premises gives animal health officials a valuable tool when responding to animal disease outbreaks. It also allows livestock owners to stay informed about disease threats to their animals.

A state system with proper trace back and trace forward capabilities provides timely response to minimize the economic impact in the event of an animal disease outbreak. Our livestock industry is vitally important to the economic well being of Wisconsin, which makes their safety a major issue for the state.

Tips

Tips

Having trouble with your address in the Premises Registration System?

The address must be a valid postal or 911 address before issuing a premises ID, therefore our system validates the addresses. In most cases a match will be found, however in some cases it cannot find a match. We have found that in the case a match is not found, it is mainly due to not spelling out the address in a way that is listed in a national postal database.

Therefore, please don't abbreviate, spell out the street and this validation process goes a lot smoother. For example write out the words like the following:

  • US Highway
  • State Road
  • State Highway
  • County Road
  • County Highway

Also, if it has a directional code (W, N, E, S) in front of the fire numbers (example: W1234), please add these in front of your fire number

If you live on a County Highway and you do not seem to get a match, try entering County Road and see if you get a match. The same applies to State Highway, if you do not get a match try State Road.

 

I tried everything but it will not validate, now what?

Occasionally, an address will not go through the system. Please click the address conflict button and add some basic directions from the closest intersection to your premises.

Example: From the intersection of State Highway 111 and County Road AA go 4 miles west on County Road AA. Turn south (left) on Rose Lane and go 2 miles. We are the third farm on the west side of the road.

Premises Renewal

Premises Registration Renewals

The Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) requires each livestock premises to renew their registration once every three years (Rule updated in 2008).   

If you move, change phone numbers, change contact name or add a new species on your premises, you must update your information.  There are 4 ways:

1) Return the Premises Renewal form with corrections to WLIC.

2) Access your online information.

If you remember your online user ID and Password, you can login and renew your information online (User ID's and password are case sensitive).

3) E-mail us with your renewal request.

We can renew your premises information for you, just fill in this 2012 Electronic Renewal document with your name, account number, premises number and address and e-mail to WLIC by clicking on the "Submit Form" button in the top right corner.

4) Call WLIC

We can update your information over the phone, please call 1-888-808-1910 and provide us with the information that needs to be updated. 

In case you previously registered online, and you forgot your user name and password:

Email helpdesk@wiid.org and include your account number or premises number and name.

It is important to keep your information accurate to ensure animal health officials have the most up to date information in the event of an animal disease outbreak.

Current Renewal Process

Premises that have last renewed for the 2010 year will be receiving a renewal notice from DATCP during October and November 2012.

Once a premises registration has been renewed, a confirmation letter with a premises ID card will be mailed to registrants. DATCP reminds livestock owners to keep their cards for future reference.  Some organizations or events, such as fairs, may ask for a premises ID number in order to participate in their activities.