Registration

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

Use the following chart to determine what type of operation or business you have, the type of inspection needed, the forms you will need to complete and the annual fees for each.

Type of Operation
or Business

Type of Inspection
Needed

Forms Needed

Annual Fees
Jan 1 – Dec 31

Processing meat and poultry
products to return only to
the owner of the animal

Custom Exemption

Application for Registration
Custom Exempt Application

$25.00

Processing meat and poultry
to be sold to other businesses
(convenience stores, groceries,
bars, etc.) in Kansas

State


Application for Registration

$25.00

Processing meat and poultry
to be sold to other businesses
(convenience stores, groceries,
bars, etc.) across state lines

USDA/FSIS

www.fsis.usda.gov

See FSIS

Processing meat and poultry
from inspected products and
selling them out of the retail
store only

Retail Exemption

Division of Food Safety and Lodging 

 See Division of Food Safety
and Lodging

Broker or
Animal Food Manufacturer

Annual 

Application for Registration

$25.00

Seasonal Slaughter Facility,
State-Owned Facility at Regent
Institutions, Facility at Public Secondary Schools

Depends on operations:
Custom Exempt
or State

Application for Registration

$25.00

Wholesaler or
Public Warehouseman

Annual

Application for Registration
Wholesale Supplement
Wholesale Guidelines

$25.00

Poultry Exemption
Exemption

Poultry Exemption

 No Fees



































If you are constructing a new facility or starting operations, the following guidelines are provided to assist you:

Recommended Physical Standards for Meat and Poultry Slaughter/Processing Plants
Provides more information concerning building requirements.

New Facility Handbook
Provides guidance for the regulatory requirements of sanitation and the design and construction of meat and poultry slaughter and processing plants.

New Facility Survey
A survey of the facility completed by our inspection staff verifying that all requirements are met prior to operating.    


Whether you are constructing a new facility or purchasing an existing facility, the Kansas Meat and Poultry Inspection staff are available to review the state and federal requirements with you and answer any questions you may have. If you plan to purchase an existing facility, our staff are available to walk through with permission of the current owner/operator. Contact our main office for more information. 

For more information concerning your business see the Industry page.