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Licensing Requirements for Plant Health
 

Type of License: Agricultural Additive

Who Needs This License? Anyone who manufactures, distributes or labels any soil additives

Licensing Period: January through December
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00 per product

Requirements: Submit copies of labels and verification of research along with completed application & required fees

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Anhydrous Ammonia System

Who Needs This License? Anyone who stores anhydrous ammonia in Ohio

Licensing Period: Permanent

Annual Fee: $0

Requirements: Submit a drawing of the plot plan along with completed application.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Apiary

Who Needs This License? Any person keeping one or more honey bee colonies in an apiary.

Licensing Period: July through June
Annually

Annual Fee: $5.00 per location

Requirements: Complete application for registration annually and submit required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6373
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: Apiary@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Commercial Fertilizer

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling commercial fertilizer products in Ohio (products for agricultural use).

Licensing Period: December 1 through November 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $5.00

Requirements: Submit the completed application and required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Commodity Tester Certificate

Who Needs This License? Any person providing and/or applying quality tests on agricultural commodities.  (Grain)

Licensing Period: 3-Year Certificate
(Expiration dates stagger by county of residence)

Annual Fee: $25.00

Requirements: Attend approved training course or successfully pass the written test administered by ODA.
New applicants must pass the written test before applying

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Feed

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling any feed product that is consumed by an animal in Ohio.

Licensing Period: Permanent Registration

Annual Fee: $0.00

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with the completed registration.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Grain Commodity Handler

Who Needs This License? 1. Anyone whose annual purchases of agricultural commodities exceeds 30,000 bushels from producers, 100,000 bushels from licensed handlers or a combination that exceeds 100,000 bushels.
2. Anyone who operates a facility as a bailee for receiving, storing, shipping or conditioning of an agricultural commodity.
3. Anyone receiving commodities under a delayed price agreement.
4. Anyone offering marketing functions that exert control over the monetary proceeds of an agricultural commodity.

Licensing Period: Annual
(Expiration dates stagger according to headquarter county)

Annual Fee: $200.00 for the Main Location

- PLUS -
$100.00 for each Brand Location

- PLUS -
Exam Fees based on total capacity

Requirements: Submit application including the required fees.  Provide proof of insurance coverage on grain inventory.  Provide annual financial statement meeting requirements of ORC 926 prepared by an Independent CPA on a review or audit level.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Inoculant Applicator

Who Needs This License? Any person applying legume inoculant.

Licensing Period: February 1 through January 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $5.00

Requirements: File Application

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Inoculant Producer

Who Needs This License? Any person manufacturing or distributing legume inoculant or pre-inoculated seeds.

Licensing Period: June 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00 per brand

Requirements: File Application and Report Brands

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6416
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Lime

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling liming products in Ohio

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with completed application & required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Commercial Applicator License

Who Needs This License? Any individual who personally or by his/her agent owns or operates a pesticide business or who applies either general or restricted use pesticides to the property of another without direct supervision (formerly Custom Applicators and Custom Operators); applies restricted use pesticides to the property of his/her employer (formerly Limited Commercial; or applies either general or restricted use pesticides to Federal, State or Local public property (formerly Public Operators).  For further information see ORC 921.06.

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $35.00
($17.50 Late Renewal Fee in addition to annual fee)

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.  Pass the Core and Applicable Category Exams.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Non-Ag Blender

Who Needs This License? Anyone who blends fertilizer for non-agricultural use (ie: golf courses, etc.)

Licensing Period: December 1 through November 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $100.00

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with completed application & required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Nursery Dealer License

Who Needs This License? Any collector or dealer who sells or distributes nursery stock -- includes garden centers, chain stores, landscapers, etc.

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $125.00 per location

Requirements: Application and fee submitted

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Nursery Inspection Certificate

Who Needs This License? Anyone who produces & sells winter-hardy trees, shrubs, perennials or other nursery stock

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $100.00 plus
$7.00 per non-intensive acre
$11.00 per intensive acre

Requirements: 1. Application submitted
2. Stock passes inspection by ODA for harmful insects and diseases
3. Payment of fee

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Pesticide Business License & Pesticide Business Location

Who Needs This License? Any location that is used for the purpose of engaging in the business of applying pesticides to the property of another for hire.

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $35.00 plus $35.00 for each location

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.  Show proof of general liability insurance for pesticide usage.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Pesticide Dealer License

Who Needs This License? Any person who distributes Restricted Use Pesticides

Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $35.00
($17.50 Late Renewal Fee in addition to annual fee)

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Pesticide Product Registration

Who Needs This License? Any pesticide that is distributed within the State of Ohio

Licensing Period: July 1 throug June 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $150.00 each product
* If late, $50.00 late fee in addition to annual fee.

Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee along with product label and MSDS sheets.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Phytosanitary Certification

Who Needs This License? Interstate or international shippers of agricultural commodities, if certificate is required by importing state or country

Licensing Period: Per Certificate

Annual Fee: $25.00 licensed as a nursery or dealer (under section 927.53 of ORC)
$100.00 all others

Requirements: Call Plant Pest Control Section (614) 728-6400 or local inspector

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Pesticide Private Applicator

Who Needs This License? Any individual who uses or directly supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer.

Licensing Period: April 1 through March 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $30.00 every three years

Requirements: Pass the Private Core and Applicable Private Category Exams

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6987
Fax: (614) 728-4235
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Secondary Containment

Who Needs This License? Anyone who stores over 5,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer in Ohio for more than 30 days

Licensing Period: Permanent

Annual Fee: $0

Requirements: Submit proposed drawing of dike area along with completed application.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Seed

Who Needs This License? Any person who sells seed in the State of Ohio as specified in ORC 907.

Licensing Period: January 1 through December 31
Annually

Annual Fee: $10.00

Requirements: Application, payment of fee, file semi-annual volume sales report and fees

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6410
Fax: (614) 728-6412
Email: grain@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Solid Wood Packing Material Certificates

Who Needs This License? Shippers of goods to China which are packed on solid conifer pallets or crates

Licensing Period: Per Certificate

Annual Fee: $20.00 per certificate starting 2004

Requirements: Call Plant Pest Control Section (614) 728-6400 or local inspector

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Specialty Fertilizer

Who Needs This License? Anyone who is manufacturing or labeling specialty fertilizer products in Ohio (products for non-agricultural use, ie: lawns/gardens, etc.)

Licensing Period: December 1 through November 30
Annually

Annual Fee: $50.00 per product

Requirements: Submit copies of product labels along with the completed application & required fee.

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6397
Fax: (614) 728-4221
Email: Pesticides@agri.ohio.gov

Type of License: Agricultural Inspection for Shipping Certification

Who Needs This License? Inspections (i.e., field crops, fruit and other agricultural products)

Licensing Period: Per Inspection

Annual Fee: $65.00

Requirements: Call Plant Pest Control Section (614) 728-6400 or local inspector

Forms Needed: N/A

Submit to: Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Plant Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6400
Fax: (614) 728-6453
Email: PlantPest@agri.ohio.gov