You can apply for a small slaughterhouse license from the the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Businesses that conduct retail or wholesale slaughter of animals must apply for a small animal slaughterhouse license. This includes live poultry markets and slaughterhouses that process rabbits, deer, ostriches, and birds.


Apply for a Small Slaughterhouse License.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Phone Number: (718) 722-2876
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM