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Title: Nursery Stock Dealer Certificate
Alternate Title:
Description: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is responsible for the administration of the Nursery Law, the purpose of which is to prevent the introduction into and the dissemination within the state of harmful plant pests. To accomplish this, nursery stock produced for sale must be inspected annually and certified free of harmful plant pests. Stock originating outside Minnesota must be officially certified under all applicable quarantines at origin. Persons selling nursery stock in Minnesota must have a valid Minnesota nursery stock dealer or nursery stock grower certificate. They must also sell only certified nursery stock and provide documents to verify certification of stock offered for sale.
Subject: Landscapers
Nurseries
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:15:32 PM
Modification Date: 2/15/2022 9:28:45 AM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
800-967-2474
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
MN
55155
Division Name: Plant Protection
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-201-6507
Division Fax: Division URL:
Unit Name: Plant Protection
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: Unit Fax: Contact person(s): steven.shimek@state.mn.us
Unit URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL: https://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/erenewal/apply.jsp
Renewal URL: https://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/erenewal/login.jsp
Versa URL:
Requirements:

Review Nursery Certification and Plant Regulation

Persons selling nursery stock in Minnesota must have a valid Minnesota nursery stock dealer or nursery stock grower certificate. They must also sell only certified nursery stock and provide documents to verify certification of stock offered for sale.

Nursery Stock

Nursery stock means a plant intended for planting or propagation and includes but not limited to:

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Vines
  • Perennials
  • Biennials
  • Grafts
  • Cuttings
  • Buds

Nursery Stock Does Not Include:

  • Field and Forage Crops;
  • Seeds of Grasses, cereal grains, vegetable crops, and flowers;
  • Vegetable plants, bulbs, or tubers;
  • Cut flowers, unless stems or other portions are intended for propagation;
  • Annuals
  • Christmas trees;
  • Sod is also not nursery stock but may be inspected for export as needed.
Choosing Your Certificate

 
 

Rules:

Statutes: 18H

Forms:

Nursery Certificate Application 

Mail In New Nursery Certificate Application

Application form and instructions are available at Nursery Certification and Plant Regulation


Fees:
Certificate Fees

Dealer Certificate Fees
(1)   Gross sales less than or equal to $5,000 $225
(2)   Gross sales from $5,001 up to $20,000 $250
(3)   Gross sales from $20,001 up to $50,000 $350
(4)   Gross sales from $50,001 up to $75,000 $450
(5)   Gross sales from $75,001 up to $100,000 $600
(6)   Gross sales from $100,001 up to $200,000 $750
(7)   Gross sales from $200,001 up to $300,000 $850
(8)   Gross sales from $300,001 up to $400,000 $1,050
(9)   Gross sales from $400,001 up to $500,000 $1,250
(10)   Gross sales from $501,000 $1,350

Grower Certificate Fees
(1)   Less than one-half acre $200
(2)   From one-half acre to two acres $250
(3)   Over two acres up to five acres $375
(4)   Over five acres up to ten acres $425
(5)   Over ten acres up to 20 acres $600
(6)   Over 20 acres up to 40 acres $750
(7)   Over 40 acres up to 50 acres $900
(8)   Over 50 acres up to 100 acres $1,300
(9)   Over 100 acres up to 150 acres $1,400
(10)   Over 150 acres up to 200 acres $1,500
(11)   Over 200 acres up to 350 acres $1,600
(12)   Over 350 acres up to 500 acres $1,700
(13)   Over 500 acres $1,700 plus $3 for each additional acre

Period of Issuance:

January 1 - December 31


Length of Determination: 1 to 2 weeks
Other Info:
Activity: Nurseries
Landscapers
Tree Spaders
Nursery Stock Dealers
License Detail URL:

Nursery Certification and Plant Regulation

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)


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