How to Apply for Cattle Trade License In Uganda

Apply for Cattle Trade License In Uganda By Yourself

  1. A request for a cattle trader’s license must be submitted in the prescribed format to a veterinary official in the region in which the applicant plans to carry his business as a trader. (application form) (endorsement of a cattle trader)
  2. Take the time to read the instructions carefully, and then fill in the form in a timely manner and attach all required documents and hand them over to the officer in charge.
  3. The officer will verify the document and if the documents is in order, you will receive the licences in a day after payment of the fee for the licence.
  4. If a veterinarian officer decides not to issue a license, the officer must communicate in writing to the person who applied for the license the reason for the refusal.
  5. Anyone who is dissatisfied with the inability of the veterinarian official to grant a cow trader’s permit is entitled to appeal within 30 days from the date that the decision was sent to them make an appeal before the minister of Agriculture

Required Documents For Apply for Cattle Trade License

  • Completed Application form, approved by the region that is being operated District Veterinary Officer
  • The applicant must prove that they have not been found guilty of an crime under the Cattle Traders Act and the Animal Diseases Act.
  • The payment of local government revenues (varies depending on the local government)
  • 2. Photograph of the applicant

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries:
Phone: +256 414 320 006
Physical address: Lugard Avenue Entebbe
The postal address is: P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Jurisdiction: National
Mail Address:
Website: Uganda Agriculture Website
Operating hours: Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
(Excluding Saturdays and holidays that fall on a weekend)
Instructions for Using: View Direction


  • Every cattle trader in Uganda


  • The renewal fee for licences and licences and the licence cost is UGX 5000.


  • The license is valid for a year.

Documents to Utilize

(application form)
(endorsement of a cattle trader)
(renewal of license).

Processing Time

  • It takes one full day to process the request.


When a request is submitted by him/her for grant or renewal of the licence for cattle traders the veterinary officer could in the discretion of the officer decide not to renew or issue the license—

  • If the applicant is convinced that the applicant was indicted for an offence under the trade in cattle Act or any other provisions that is part of the Animal Diseases Act or any other regulations
  • If the applicant is convinced that the candidate isn’t equipped with the necessary resources or has not had enough expertise to effectively engage in the trade of a trader in cattle.

The Information You Need

  • The full name of the person applying
  • Address of residence of the applicant
  • Name of the employer or principal
  • Two copies of the photograph of the applicant

Need to have the Document

The reason for issuing this certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is to regulate trade in cattle in Uganda

External Links

(ministry of agricultural)




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