Raw Milk License, for Hauling

Agency: Agriculture and Rural Development

The Food and Dairy division within the The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development administers licenses all milk transportation companies, milk trucks and hauler/samplers who pick up and deliver milk within the state.


A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:

  • Milk tank truck means both a bulk milk pickup tanker and a milk transport tank that is used to haul milk to the processing plant. Milk tank truck must be licensed by the State of Michigan.
  • Milk transportation company means the company that is the person responsible for a milk tank truck. Milk transportation companies that are located in Michigan must be licensed by the State of Michigan.
  • Milk can truck means a designated vehicle that transports milk in cans to the processing plant. Milk can trucks that are delivering in Michigan must be licensed by the State of Michigan.
  • Bulk milk hauler/sampler means any person who collects official samples and may transport raw milk from a farm and/or raw milk products to or from a dairy plant, receiving station, or transfer station and has in his or her possession a license or permit to sample such products. If the hauler/sampler is picking up milk in Michigan the hauler/sampler must be licensed by the State of Michigan.

B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

C. APPLICABLE REGULATION: 2001 PA 266 2001 Grade A Milk Law as amended Article III [288.500 Sec. 30] and 2001 PA 267 2001 Manufacturing Milk Law as amended Article II [288.670 Sec. 110]

D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:

 1.  Applicability (activities that require the permit)

Any person and/or company that wants to haul, deliver and/or sample milk within the state of Michigan must be licensed and inspected to do so.

 2.  Pre-Application Requirements
 3.  Application Submission Requirements

All application(s) must be submitted and fees paid during the time of testing and/or inspection.

 4.  Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
  • Contact the insepctor in your area.
  • Schedule a date and time when you both are available for the inspection(s).
  • Submit the required applications
  • Pay the associated fees

Time-frame may vary due to inspectors availablity.

 5.  Operational Requirements
  • See the [Grade A Milk Law] for licensing of milk tank trucks and milk transportation companies.
  • See the Pasteurized Milk Ordience of 2007 for licensing of milk tank trucks and milk transportation companies.
  • Appendix B of the Pasteurized Milk Ordience of 2007 for licensing of milk tank trucks and milk transportation companies.
  • See the [Manufacturing Milk Law] for licensing of milk can trucks.
  • Maintaining compliance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordience, Grade A Milk Law and/or the Manufacturing Milk Law.
 6.  Fees
  • Hauler/Sampler License is $40.00 on even years
  • Milk Transportation Company License is $20.00 with $10.00 per tank truck per year.
  • Milk Can Truck License is $10.00 per can milk truck per year.
 7.  Appeal Process

Contact the Lansing Office

 8.  Public Input Opportunities

E. Contact Information:

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Creation/Revision Date:

09/01/2010



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