How to Apply for Permit as Milk Seller In Uganda

Apply for Permit as Milk Seller In Uganda By Yourself

  1. First step: contact the closest Dairy Development Authority office to apply for a milk seller license.You are able to visit their website by clicking this link Dairy Development Authority
  2. The next step is an audit of premises conducted by Dairy Development Authority to determine whether the premises of the milk seller conforms to the hygienic and operational specifications.
  3. If everything is in order, you are able to proceed to the next stage and apply for a permit to sell Milk .Where there are areas where non-compliances are found, necessary changes must be made.
  4. Prior to the applicant being granted permission to set up a point for selling milk the Authority will verify that the applicant has met the criteria necessary to carry the business.
  5. A request to engage in selling milk must be submitted in a prescribed format as set out in the list in the rules.
  6. The application should be accompanied by a fee that is specified in the fourth Schedule in the Regulations.
  7. The application, in along with the fees mentioned to earlier, be made sure that the structures must include:
    • The housing unit that is sold must have enough space enough to perform work in safe and hygienic conditions.
    • and design should allow for the placement of equipment in as to not hinder flow of product or personnel.
    • Construction materials must be safe for humans.
    • The materials must be impervious to water and not decomposable in the workplace, however this excludes the linings made of polyethylene.
    • The walls of the workplace must be clean, smooth and consistent in design.
    • Get regular advice from the Compliance Officers of DDA for the milk selling point, including how they should be planned and the the layout of equipment.
  8. When the Milk selling facility, call the closest DDA office to arrange for an initial examination at the location.
    • If areas of non-compliance are discovered during the inspections, changes must be made to ensure everything is in order.
  9. If everything is in order, you are able to move to the next step . You will need to apply for a milk seller license/ permit by submitting it to the Dairy Development Authority Licensing Board.
  10. After payment has been made, the Milk seller’s license will be issued within two days.
  11. The license is valid for a duration of one year. you are able to start your business immediately.
  12. Pay the monthly dues and levy when and where appropriate. Other requirements of the license’s issue must be followed (Non-compliance could result in suspension of the permit)

Required Documents For Apply for Permit as Milk Seller

  1. A Medically-certified certificate for Milk Handling Personnel is required.
  2. A Pin Certificates are required to sell milk.
  3. The ID card must be copied. Documents for passports are needed
  4. A business registration certificate for your company is mandatory
  5. The proof of pasteurization of the milk being sold is required.

Office Locations and Contacts

Dairy Development Authority
Lot 1 Kafu Road Nakasero, Kampala Uganda
P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (256) 414-343901/3
Fax: (256) 414-250270.
Email: E-mail to:
  • Scroll to the Contact Information to the bottom of the site for contact details.
Dairy Development Authority
Northern Uganda Regional Office.


Plot 4,Awach Road,Gulu Municipality.
Email: E-mail to:
Dairy Development Authority
South western Office. Office.


3rd plot High Street, Mbarara
P. O. Box 1398 Mbarara
Tel: +256 485-421017.
Email: E-mail to:
Dairy Development Authority
Northern |Eastern Regional Office


Plot 5-9 Old Mbale Road.Soroti, Uganda
Email: E-mail to:
Border Post Offices
Dairy Development Authority


Busia Customs Area MAAIF Building.
Email: E-mail to:
Dairy Development Authority


Malaba Customs Area MAAIF Building
Email: E-mail to:
Dairy Development Authority


Entebbe Dairy Training School
Plot 121 M, Kigungu Road
P.O.Box 257 Entebbe
Tel: +256414662217
Entebbe International Airport
Customs Business Centre(CBC)
Email: E-mail to:
National Dairy Laboratory
Dairy House,
UMA Show Grounds
Lugogo – Kampala
Tel: +256 414696145
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  • Anyone who wants to operate a business of selling milk within a specific area is eligible for a milk Seller license/permit according to the regulations that were formulated for this purpose.


  • The fee for licenses required to obtain this permit are Ugshs.100,000


It is valid for an duration not exceeding one year.

Processing Time

  • The maximum processing time for processing this permit is two days.


  • The holders of the permit to sell milk are required to carry it out throughout their job.
  • The permit cannot be transferred.

The Information You Need

  1. Name of the applicant (individual or corporate)
  2. Addresses of physical and postal addresses of the applicant.
  3. Telephone number
  4. Personal Email
  5. ID/Passport Number
  6. Name of the business
  7. Certificate number
  8. Postal address
  9. Address and physical address of the business
  10. The email address of the business
  11. The nature of dairy products
  12. The amount of goods sold or processed per day
  13. The nature of the sale (retailor entire sale)
  14. The area of sale

The document is needed

  • It is unlawful to sell Milk in the absence of a licenseor licence issued by the Council.
  • This document plays a crucial role in formulating the control procedures for selling milk.

Information that could be helpful

  • The Dairy (Marketing and Processing of Milk and Regulations for Milk Products 2003, provides for the licensing of freezer operators.

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