Meats (Beef, Pork, Lamb, Goat, Exotic)

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How will your product be sold to consumers?

Pierce County

Agritourism activities are allowed if principal use is agriculture. Other permits may be required including a home occupation or cottage industry permit. See 18A.33.260A and 18A.37.110

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Possible creation of a Group B water system if public being served. If wastewater being generated and needing on-site sewage disposal, approval from Health Department would be required. 

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Custom exemption allows for 1/8 (or less if supporting paperwork available) of a carcass to be sold direct to customer.

How does your product impact the land?

Pierce County

Review parcel for any zoning restrictions, critical area considerations, and requirements for permitting farm structures. Each parcel may have specific requirements. Specific County Code for livestock.

These regulation roadmaps are strictly a guide intended to give producers an idea of the regulations and permits they may need. They do not include all necessary steps that may apply to your farm product. Producers are ultimately responsible for conducting their own research and obtaining the correct permits.