Animal by-products; application for farm approval

Establishments for the use, storage, treatment and disposal of animal by-products, may require approval with assignment of an individual approval number, depending on the activity.



The approval procedure begins with the submission of the documents to the locally responsible district administrative authority (district office or independent city) or control authority for food safety and veterinary affairs (KBLV), which carries out a preliminary examination. If the application for approval has not been sent directly to the responsible approval authority (e.g. government), it will be forwarded there.

After the application has been submitted and the preliminary examination has been carried out, a site visit is made to check whether the requirements relevant to the individual case have been met.

When assessing the approval requirements of a farm, the competent authority may consult veterinary experts. The involvement of further, non-veterinary experts is possible.

The administrative procedure is concluded by the issuance of an approval notice.
With the approval, the establishment receives an individual, published approval number for ABP (animal by-products) establishments, which also identifies it in the commercial documents and obligatory records in commercial transactions.


Without a license, an activity requiring a license may not be commenced.

Required documents

  • The following annexes must be submitted in duplicate to the competent government together with the application for approval:

    • Operating plan for ABP farms (for form, see "Forms")
    • Site plan
    • Building layout plan
    • Documents for designating the use of space;
      if necessary, operating plan to scale with material and personnel flow (if necessary, illustration of the separation "clean/unclean")
    • Machine plan including material flow
    • Waste water plan
    • Process description
    • Cleaning and disinfection plan
    • Proof of reliability (to be applied for at the municipality of residence)
    • Copy of the business registration for business premises for companies entered in the commercial register or other public registers: Extract from the register
    • Self-disclosure


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • 50 to 5.000 Euro
    The decision on costs regarding the fees is based on Art. 1, 2 and 6 of the Cost Law (KG) in connection with 7.IX.14/No. 1.4 ff of the Cost List.


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