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Pesticide Licenses & Registration

Private Pesticide Applicator License

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, every three years
Annual Fee: $30.00 every three years (there is no late fee)
Requirements: Submit completed application and fee. Pass the Core exam and applicable Category exams.

 

Commercial Pesticide Applicator License (includes WDI and Trained Serviceperson)

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; applies restricted use pesticides to the property of his/her employer; or applies either general or restricted use pesticides to Federal, State or Local public property.
Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30 annually
Annual Fee: $35.00 ($17.50 late fee in addition to annual fee)
Requirements: Submit completed application and fee. Pass the Core exam and applicable Category exams.

 

Pesticide Business & Business Location License

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 ($17.50 late fee in addition to annual fee)
Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee. Show proof of general liability insurance for pesticide usage.

 

Pesticide Solicitation Business License

Who Needs This License? Any location that only solicits to obtain business for a contracted pesticide application business. This license type is prohibited from making pesticide applications
Licensing Period: October 1 through September 30 annually
Annual Fee: $35.00 ($17.50 late fee in addition to annual fee)
Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee.

 

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 fee in addition to annual fee)
Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee. Yearly reporting of sales is required; reports of restricted use sales for the period July 1 to June 30 are due by July 31 of each year.

 

Pesticide Product Registration

Who Needs This License? Any pesticide (general and restricted) that is distributed within the State of Ohio
Licensing Period: July 1 through June 30 annually
Annual Fee: $150.00 per product ($75.00 late fee in addition to annual fee)
Requirements: Submit completed application and annual fee along with product label and MSDS sheets.

Contact: AGRPestFertProducts@agri.ohio.gov