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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Bulk Milk Tanker Permit (Bulk Milk Hauler Tanker Permit)

  • Each person, before engaging in the transportation of unpackaged market milk or unpackaged market milk products (bulk milk hauler), shall obtain a permit from the secretary for each tanker that person uses in the bulk transport of unpackaged market milk or unpackaged market milk products.

    The permit shall be valid for not more than one year, and shall be permanently affixed in a conspicuous manner on the near frame of the tanker for which it is issued (§33227, FAC).
  • All bulk milk tankers must be inspected and approved. Contact the appropriate Regional Office to obtain an application and schedule an appointment with an inspector.
  • Fees: The inspection fee for each bulk milk tanker is $116 per hour, effective July 1, 2017.

Bulk Milk Tanker Truck Cleaning Facility Permit

  • Any person, before engaging the business of cleaning or sanitizing bulk milk tanker trucks shall obtain a milk tanker truck cleaning or sanitizing permit from the secretary for each facility not attached to a licensed milk products plant or market milk dairy farm that is sued in the cleaning or sanitizing of bulk milk tanker trucks.

    Bulk milk tanker trucks shall be cleaned or sanitized only at a facility holding a valid bulk milk tanker truck cleaning facility permit, a licensed milk products plant, or a permitted market milk dairy farm.

    The permit shall be issued for a period not to exceed one year (§33228, FAC).
  • All bulk milk tanker cleaning or sanitizing facilities must be inspected and approved. Contact the appropriate Regional Office to obtain an application and schedule an appointment with an inspector.
  • Fees: The inspection fee for each bulk milk tanker cleaning or sanitizing facility is $116 per hour, effective July 1, 2017.