Welcome to the Premises Identification (PID) Program

Background - Premises Identification Program

Premises Identification (PID), one of the pillars of traceability, links livestock and poultry to land locations or premises. The Premises Identification Program was established to plan for, control, and prevent the spread of animal diseases. It is also used as an early warning system to notify animal owners of a natural disaster such as a flood or fire that could affect their animals. Regulations requiring premises identification became law January 1, 2009 as part of the Animal Health Act.

If you own livestock, poultry or other animals in captivity as defined in Alberta’s Premises Identification Regulation, and the animal is kept at a premises other than a commingling site (e.g. stable), you need to apply for a PID Account and obtain at least one PID Number associated to where the animal(s) are located. You must apply for a PID Account within 30 days of assuming ownership of an animal.

If you operate a commingling site (e.g. stable, community pasture, fair ground, etc.), you are required to obtain a PID Account, register all your commingling sites and provide the PID Number(s) to the users of your site(s). You must apply for a PID Account within 30 days of assuming ownership or operation of a commingling site.

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Online Application

By registering your account online you will have direct access to your information and the ability to immediately make any changes to it. Registration is easy; simply follow the prompts.

To make it easier to fill out this application, you should have the following information available before you begin:

  • Legal Business Name of your business enterprise (if applicable)
  • Location details of your initial premises
  • Primary contact information regarding the different species located on your premises

Details on how this information will be used, can be found on the NOTICE OF COLLECTION.

Registration takes only a few minutes, but requires the completion of the following five steps:

Outline of registration sign-up steps

Click to begin your registration.