- Author: Devii R Rao
The Livestock Pass Program allows for eligible San Benito County livestock producers access to their livestock in the event of a disaster such as flooding or wildfire.
A holder of livestock pass may have access to a closed area during a disaster if granted by the incident commander, a law enforcement official or their designee. Access to the ranch property is only for the purposes of sheltering, moving, transporting, evacuating, feeding, watering or administering veterinary care to livestock.
*Eligibility, must obtain or be able to present proof of at least one of the following:
- Commercial livestock producer
- Resident of San Benito County for at least part of the year
- Operator Identification Number issued by a County Agricultural Commissioner
- Assessor's Parcel Number confirming agricultural zoning for the property upon which access is sought
- Agricultural land lease documentation
- Williamson Act enrollment documentation
- Documentation from the USDA Farm Service Agency attesting that the applicant is a commercial livestock producer
- Current registration of a livestock brand with the Bureau of Livestock Identification; brand inspector may confirm eligibility based on number of cattle owned
- Letter of Authorization from ranch owner
Eligible candidates will need to attend a 4 hour fire safety workshop provided by Cal Fire.
The pass holder and ALL managerial employees must attend the training in order to be listed on the Livestock Pass.
***RSPV is REQUIRED
Click the link to see training details. San Benito County Livestock Pass Program Training Flyer