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Uganda - Apply for Abattoir Licence -Municipality

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  1. An application for a butcher’s Licence shall be made to the Authority in the form prescribed by the Butchers law as set by the Ordinance.
  2. The Licensing authority may deem necessary to visit the proposed abattoir/slaughterhouse to verify the relevancy and compliance with the set Animal Slaughterhouse standards of the Authority.
  3. The Authority shall not issue a butcher’s Licence referred to in Act unless the applicant produces a certificate from a medical officer of health stating that the premises in respect of which the Licence is required meet the requirements under the set Ordinance.
    • No premises shall be used as a butcher’s shop unless they are licensed by the Council/Municipality in the form prescribed in the Ordinance.
  4. Pay relevant fees, depending on the type of slaughterhouse operation and attach a copy of the pay slip from the Bank on the application.
  5. Submit the application along with all required documents, a map location and temporary site plan to city, municipality or town Authority near your Location.
  6. Once approved by the Authority abattoir Licence shall be issued to the applicant.
  7. A person shall not, within the boundaries of the Council/Municipality, slaughter an animal or bird in a slaughterhouse except with the permission of the Council.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Clearance from Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives for non-nationals.
  • For new business - original certificate of registration (Business name) OR certificate of incorporation (Company) - Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Animal Health - Head Office,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Entebbe Plot 16-18,Lugard Avenue,
Entebbe Uganda.
P.O Box 102,
Entebbe Uganda.
Tel: 041 4320004
Email: [email protected],


All individuals and agencies dealing in animal and bird slaughter in a slaughterhouse in Uganda are eligible for the abattoir Licence.


License Fee:

  • (a) Grade I - 150,000 Ugshs
  • (b) Grade II - 97,500 Ugshs
  • (c) Grade III - 60,000 Ugshs
  • (d) Grade IV - 39,000 Ugshs


A Licence issued under this ordinance is valid for one year and expire on 31 December every year.

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 1 Day

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A Licence issued under this ordinance shall not be transferable.

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2. City or Country of Birth.

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