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Feed Laws, Regulations & Fees

Commercial Feed Regulatory Program

Feed Laws and Regulations

Commericial Feed Program Fees

Licensing Fees

Each person shall obtain a license from the secretary for each location where commercial feed is manufactured, distributed, sold, or stored for later sale. Commercial Feed Licensing is for one year, beginning July 1st and expiring June 30th of the following year. The current annual licensing fee is $500. Licensing application can be obtained here.

Tonnage Fees

Any person who distributes commercial feed to a consumer-buyer in California shall pay an inspection tonnage tax on commercial feed sold except for whole hays when unmixed and whole grains. The inspection tonnage tax is currently twelve cents ($0.12) per ton. Inspection tonnage tax is due on a quarterly basis.