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In this page you will find a list of common questions and answers related to the Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting. You can also fill out a feedback and/or contact form for further assistance in the help section of the website.

The one-time application fee for a Permit to Install (PTI) is $2,250 payable to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The fee for a Permit to Operate (PTO) is $1,000 payable to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. A Permit to Operate is valid for five years, before which a renewal application must be submitted and approved. 

The fee for a Permit to Operate renewal is $1,000.

A Permit to Install (PTI) is required if you propose to construct or expand a livestock or poultry facility in Ohio that would have the capacity to stable or confine the number of animals listed in the table below.  A Permit to Operate (PTO) is required if you propose to own or operate a livestock or poultry facility in Ohio that would have the capacity to stable or confine the number of animals listed in the table below. 

Mature dairy cows, lactating or dry 700
Veal calves 1,000
Cattle other than mature dairy cattle or veal calves 1,000
Swine weighing more than 55 pounds each 2,500
Swine weighing less than 55 pounds each 10,000
Horses 500
Sheep or lambs 10,000
Turkeys 55,000
Laying hens or broilers, if using a liquid manure handling system 35,000
Chickens other than laying hens, if using a solid manure handling system 125,000
Laying hens, if using a solid manure handling system 82,000
Ducks, if using a solid manure handling system 30,000
Ducks, if using a liquid manure handling system 5,000

The rules addressing the minimum required setback distances for a proposed manure storage structure at a CAFF can be found in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 901:10-2-02.  A Permit to Install submitted for a fabricated structure storing solid manure must demonstrate that the proposed structure is located at least 500 feet from a neighboring residence and 100 feet from a property line.  A Permit to Install submitted for a fabricated structure storing liquid manure must demonstrate that the proposed structure is located at least 1,000 feet from a neighboring residence and 100 feet from a property line.  A Permit to Install submitted for an earthen structure (pond or lagoon) storing liquid manure must demonstrate that the proposed structure is located at least 1,000 feet from a neighboring residence and 100 feet from a property line.

A large CAFF is defined by Ohio law as a livestock or poultry facility that has the capacity to stable or confine the number of animals listed in the table below:

Mature dairy cows, lactating or dry 700
Veal calves 1,000
Cattle other than mature dairy cattle or veal calves 1,000
Swine weighing more than 55 pounds each 2,500
Swine weighing less than 55 pounds each 10,000
Horses 500
Sheep or lambs 10,000
Turkeys 55,000
Laying hens or broilers, if using a liquid manure handling system 35,000
Chickens other than laying hens, if using a solid manure handling system 125,000
Laying hens, if using a solid manure handling system 82,000
Ducks, if using a solid manure handling system 30,000
Ducks, if using a liquid manure handling system 5,000