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Livestock Identification

​​​Anyone wishing to conduct a public sale of horses other than their own must obtain a license from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). A temporary one-day license is available for special sales. 

The requirements to obtain the temporary, one-day horse sale license include the following:

  • A temporary one-day horse sale license application submitted to ODA.
    • Application must be submitted 30 days prior to the date of the sale.
    • $25 license fee must accompany the application.
  • An approved bond, an irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution, or a cash deposit equal to the estimated gross dollars of sale, with a minimum of $25,000.
  • A facility inspected by an ODA representative that meets the minimum requirements.
    • Enclosures must be provided of such size and construction as to adequately restrain all animals congregated for sale.
    • A separate pen shall be provided for animals showing symptoms of infectious or contagious diseases.
    • All stalls, pens, and water tanks will be maintained in a sanitary condition.
  • A deputy state veterinarian employed by the licensee present at the facility on sale day. The veterinarian shall be responsible for the direction and control of the sanitary practices and examinations of horses at the sale.
    • Any horse showing symptoms of an infectious disease shall not be sold or offered for sale.
    • ​Diseased horses shall be immediately isolated from other livestock and shall be returned to the premises of origin.​


Temporary one-day horse sale license application

One-day horse sale license application



Animal Identification
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4681