Premises ID

The B.C. Premises ID Program is currently considering the implementation of a premises ID regulation. Please read the following documents for more information:

You can provide feedback directly to a program representative using the contact information provided at the bottom of this page. 

Premises Identification links livestock and poultry to geographic locations and is an important part of a full traceability system that also includes animal identification and animal movement.If you raise livestock or poultry, or they are transported to and from your parcel of land, a Premises ID is an important step in protecting the health and safety of your animals and those of other British Columbia and Canadian producers.

B.C. livestock and poultry owners are invited to provide basic land and contact information for their premises by completing a Premises Identification Registration Form and submitting it to the Ministry of Agriculture. There is no cost to participate in the program. Information collected will assist both industry and government in the planning and management of animal disease outbreaks or other emergencies threatening animal or human health.

Eligible Applicants

A premises is a parcel of land where animals, plants or food are grown, kept, assembled or disposed of and includes such places as:

  • Farms/stables
  • Hobby Farms
  • Feedlots
  • Pastures
  • Community pastures
  • Hatcheries
  • Abattoirs
  • Assembly yards
  • Auction/Livestock sale facilities
  • Rendering plants
  • Zoos/petting zoos
  • Exhibition/fair grounds
  • Race tracks/competition facilities
  • Veterinary hospitals/labs
  • Insemination centres
  • Research facilities

Registration Instructions


Submit completed forms

By Mail:

BCPID, Ministry of Agriculture
1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3

By Email:

By Fax: