Plant Health Division - Plant Pest Control
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Health
Plant Pest Control Section
8995 E. Main St
Phone: (614) 728-6400
The Plant Pest Control Section certifies Ohio's nursery stock producers and dealers by
performing inspections to help ensure their proper labeling, viability and freedom from pests
and diseases. These inspections increase the likelihood of consumers receiving pest-free plants
and helps prevent the introduction of new pests. The section helps facilitate commerce by
assisting shippers of plant based commodities with the various federal and state quarantines
that restrict the movement of articles capable of harboring targeted pests. Plant Pest Control
provides inspections and phytosanitary certificates for shipments of grain, seed, logs, lumber,
greenhouse plants, and other plant based commodities destined for other states or countries.
Our inspectors and surveyors also play a role in protecting our forest resources, environment
and food supply by performing exotic invasive pest surveys to detect any new infestations
through our Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, Gypsy Moth,
CAPS, and Apiary programs.
Nursery and Dealer Inspection and Certification
NURSERY LICENSE - Application for Nursery Inspection for growers of nursery stock
DEALER CERTIFICATE - Application for retail stores, garden centers, landscapers, etc.
CERTIFICATION FEES - Information sheet