Farm inspections

Information about how and when government officials might visit a farm.

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Farm inspections: guide


This guide is intended to give you some information about how and when government officials might inspect a farm in England.

It will tell you about who may inspect your farm, what they are looking for, and why they might visit you.

Published 12 August 2013
Last updated 25 September 2013 + show all updates
  1. Minor changes to section 5.25: Farm inspection for environmental protection and 5.26: Inspections of intensive pig and poultry farms requiring a permit
  2. First published.