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  1. No Person, corporation, company, establishment, group, or agency shall keep Domestic and live Animals without a Permit issued under the Local government.
    • A person shall not keep on any premises a domestic animal other than a companion animal, without a valid permit issued by the Council in the prescribed form or a valid urban agricultural permit issued under of the Local Governments (Kampala City Council) (Urban Agriculture) Ordinance.
  2. After receiving a written application form requesting to keep domestic animals, the veterinary officer shall reviewing the application document by the Veterinary officer and satisfied with information given.
  3. Before the applicant picks a form, the Local council will often require an inspection of the facilities prior to granting a permit. Councils are required to report the number of domestic animal businesses registered with them to the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and fisheries department of animal resource.
    • The domestic animal businesses must be registered annually with their local council and comply with the appropriate mandatory Code of Practice
  4. Then Pick and fill the application form from the council
  5. After filling the application proceed to pay the required fees
    • Mode of payments is pay in the Bank or debit transfer as prescribed on the application form.
  6. After you have paid and submitted a successful application, you will be issued with a payslip which can be used as proof of payment. Attach the same on the application form.
  7. The permit to keep domestic animals and livestock shall be issued after 30 working days.
    • Instructions on collection of the issued permit are sent via phone call and text messages.
  8. One is required to physically present themselves while collecting the permit to keep domestic animals and livestock. Proof of identity is required when picking up the permit.
  9. A permit granted under the provisions of this Ordinance shall specify the premises, the number and kinds of domestic animals and the duration of the period in respect of which the permit is valid.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Specific Domestic animal species
  • sanitary requirements
  • Official interstate Health certificate
  • Names of the owner of domestic animal
  • Document showing the Health status of the domestic animals.
  • Brucellosis vaccination Test.
  • Permit Number issued
  • Documents showing proper identification.
  • a vaccination certificate
  • Tuberculosis test

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. (MAAIF)
Directorate of Animal Resources/Commissioner for Animal Health
Department of Animal Health.
Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 004 /+256-414-322026
Email: [email protected]/[email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Website: Ministry of Agriculture
Website: Directorate of fisheries resources

Kampala Capital City Authority-Head Office
Plot 1-3 Sir Appolo Kaggwa Road
Tel: +256 204 660000, +256 414 581294
Physical Address: Plot 1-3 Sir Appolo Kaggwa Road
Postal Address: PO BOX 7010 Kampala, Uganda
City: Kampala Capital City
Email: [email protected]
Website:Kampala City Council Authority

Or Contact your Municipal Council offices across the country Municipal Regional Offices
Municipal council Headquarters Offices spread across the country.


Gulu Municipal Council HQ
C/O District Local Government Airport road
P.O.BOX 201 Gulu
Phone: +256 751000910
Email Address: [email protected]

Mbarara Municipal Council HQ
Council Building (White House)
District Local Government Plot No,12 Galt Road,Mbarara
P. O. Box 290, Mbarara, Uganda.
Phone: +256 485420955
Website: Website

Jinja Municipal Council HQ
Town Hall.
District Local Government Busoga Square
P.O Box 720, Jinja, Uganda
Email Address: [email protected]

Entebbe Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Circular Road, Plot 2A Entebbe.
P.O Box 32 Entebbe, Uganda
Phone: +256 772 489 466
Email Address: [email protected]
Website: Website

Bushenyi District Local Government
District Local Government Mbarara - Kasese road.
P.O Box 01 Bushenyi, Uganda
Phone: +256-485-43575
Email Address: [email protected]
Website: Website

Lira Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Lira - Gulu Road.
P.O.Box 49, Lira, Uganda
Phone: +256(0473) 420219
Email Address:
Website: Office Locations

Kasese District Local Government
District Local Government Rukooki, Kasese
P.O Box 250, Rukooki, Kasese, Uganda
Phone: +256 392888974
Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]
Website: Website

Kitgum Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Achua County Kitgum
P.O Box 28,Kitgum, Uganda
Email Address:[email protected]
Website : Website

Mubende District Local Government
District Local Government Mubende town
P.O Box 93,Mubende Uganda
Phone: +256-392080149
Email Address: [email protected]

Hoima Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Hoima, Kampala Road
P.O.Box 149, Hoima, Uganda
Phone: +256 772 566776
Email Address: [email protected]
contact Link

Kira Municipal Council
P.O Box 25749, Kampala, Uganda
Phone:+256 0414696923
Email: [email protected]
Website: Website

Nansana Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Nansana Town Wakiso
P.O Box 7218, Kampala Uganda
Phone: +256 702 459893, +256 704 308272
Email Address: [email protected]

Masaka Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Plot 11 Elgin Street
P.O.BOX 201 Masaka
Email Address: [email protected]
contact Link



All person with domestic animals and wishes to comply with the appropriate mandatory Code of Practice in Uganda are eligible for this permit.


Licence fees: 200,000 Ugshs.


Validity: 1 Year

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 30 days.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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A person shall not keep a domestic animal which is a nuisance or of any annoyance to persons residing in the neighborhood..

Required Information[edit]

  1. Full name of owner
  2. Age and sex.
  3. Nationality.
  4. Name of BMU.
  5. Purpose of the application.
  6. Company name.
  7. the type, sex, number and age of the animals
  8. Photograph and copy of any identification.
  9. Name of Authorized Licensing Officer.
  10. Nationality /No./Passport No
  11. Telephone No.


Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

A person shall not, except with the express written permission of the Council, graze any animal or cause or permit any animal to be grazed in the following areas—

  • a road reserve within the meaning of the Roads Act;
  • a public park;
  • a green belt gazetted the Council; or
  • a dumping ground

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.