A premises is a unique and describable geographic location, where activity affecting the health and/or traceability of animals may occur. These locations include farms, ranches, other production units, markets, abattoirs (slaughter facilities), ports of entry, veterinary clinics/ laboratories, exhibitions, and any other location where livestock are raised, held, or boarded. The Premises Identification Number (PIN) is a unique 7 digit alpha-numeric code that is assigned to each location. There is no charge associated with setting up a PIN.
A PIN may be required by feral hog licenses, livestock shows, livestock sales, laboratories for testing of livestock and to obtain certain licenses such as a stable license. Under federal law a PIN must be set up before tags are able to be assigned and distributed for animals at that location.