Custom Meat & Poultry
The Custom Meat and Poultry Program inspects custom
processing facilities that process domestic livestock for the animal's owners.
These facilities are exempt from official inspections from the United
States Department of Agriculture's (USDA). Facilities are inspected for proper
sanitation, record-keeping, and compliance with relevant Nevada Revised Statutes
and Administrative Codes and USDA standards. Meat processed by custom
processors may only be sold to the owner of the animal and
may not be resold at retail.
The first step towards obtaining a Custom Meat or Poultry
Permit is to submit your application to our main office in Sparks, NV. A plan
review will begin once the application is received
and application fee is processed. The new facility plan review fee
is $498 plus an additional $166 - $332, contingent on the size of the
facility. Depending on the scope of your business, you might also need to
obtain letters of approval from various agencies that might also have
jurisdiction on various aspects of your operation. These items should be
provided with your application.
They include but are not limited to the following:
State and County business licenses
Approved sewage removal
Qualifying USDA Exemptions
County zoning approval
Attached are some general guidelines for your plan review
and additional information on the USDA meat and poultry exemptions. If
you have any question, please reach out Lisa Burnett at (775) 353-3631.