Grade "A" Receiving Station License Details & FAQ


Who needs a license?

A receiving station is a facility that receives milk for transfer to a dairy plant. This is not a first receiving point for processing. However, this license is only for a stand-alone facility. If your facility is part of a Grade A Milk or Manufacturing Dairy plant, it will be inspected and licensed as part of that plant.


What fees are required? How long is the license good for? Is it pro-rated?

The receiving station license is $250. This license is renewed annually and is not pro-rated.


How do I apply for a license?

An individual should apply for a license by using the application, form number DY-307.


Are there any special requirements to obtain a license?

Yes. An inspection is required. In addition, drug residue screening facilities may be required.


Who do I contact for an inspection?

An individual who is interested in operating a receiving station should contact the Lansing office at 800-292-3939.


Steps to becoming a Licensed Grade "A" Receiving Station as per the Grade "A" Milk Law of 2001

A receiving station is a facility that receives milk and has storage vessels for the milk. If the facility is part of a Grade "A" Milk plant, it will be licensed as part of that facility and will not be charged an extra fee.

Steps to becoming a Licensed Receiving Station:

  • For a stand-alone Grade "A" facility, fill out application form
    DY-307 ($250 annually)

  • Contact the Lansing Office at 800-292-3939 to arrange inspection of a previously un-inspected facility

  • Requests for additional information can be made by email to
    mda-dairyinfo@michigan.gov

Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance of 2007