License Categories and Fees

Licensing of milk handling premises is an important activity in regulation of the dairy industry. It facilitates regular inspection of such premises to ensure compliance to milk quality and safety requirements. The various categories of licenses, which are designed for different processes along the value chain, are applied online.

Category of Licenses

Category of license DescriptionAnnual fees (KSh)Application fee (KSh)Total
Processor licensePremises processing above 5,000 litres per day 25,00060025,600
Mini Dairy License Premises processing between 3,000 and 5,000 litres per day and milk dispensing units 6,0006006,600
Cottage Industry License Farm level milk processing and value addition enterprises 4,0006004,600
Cooling Plant License (Above 5,000 litres per day)Milk cooling facilities handling above 5,000 litres of raw milk per day 2,0006002,600
Cooling Plant License (Below 5,000 litres per day)Milk cooling facilities handling less than 5,000 litres of raw milk per day 2,0006002,600
Milk Bar License Premises handling and retailing pasteurized milk and other dairy products in small quantities 2,5006003,100
Primary Producer License Dairy farmer groups and individual farmers engaged in collection, bulking and marketing of raw milk 1,2006001,800
Dairy Manager License Managers or supervisors in charge of premises handling, processing or marketing above 500 litres of milk per day 1,5006002,100

Category of Permits

Category of permitDescriptionFee (KSh)Application fee (KSh)Total
Milk Carriage Permit Transporters of raw milk (bulk or in containers) for bulking and cooling or processing and marketing 1,000 (Annual)6001,600
Export Permit Exporters of milk and milk products 1,0006001,600
(per consignment)
Import Permit Importers of milk and milk products 1,0006001,600
(per consignment)