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Business/Agency Pesticide Information


The Department would like to introduce Phase 2 of the "New York State Pesticide Administration Database" (NYSPAD) portal. You may now access information regarding pesticide: business/agency registration, applicators/technicians, training courses, training course instructors/sponsors and certification/recertification exams. Phase 3 of NYSPAD will allow access to the registered pesticide product information and will be available in the near future.

Each business location offering, advertising or providing the services of commercial application of pesticides either entirely or as part of the business, and each agency that applies pesticides, must also register with the Department. A commercial permit is required for the sale of restricted use pesticides in New York State. A definition of agency and other business registration requirements are contained in 6 NYCRR Part 325 (link leaves DEC's website) and the commercial permit requirements can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 326. (link leaves DEC's website)

Business/Agency Registration:

Your pesticide business or agency cannot apply pesticides without a valid pesticide business or agency registration. The Pesticide Business and Agency Registration Instructions and Application can be obtained in either PDF or Microsoft Word: Pesticide Business and Agency Registration Application and Instructions (PDF- 112 KB) or Pesticide Business and Agency Registration Application and Instructions (Microsoft Word - 74.5 KB). Renewal applications should be received at least three weeks before your registration expires to avoid a lapse in registration.

Commercial Permits:

A Commercial Permit is required for the distribution, sale, offer for sale, purchase for the purpose of re-sale or possession for the purpose of resale of a restricted use pesticide. A Commercial Permit is required by all pesticide registrants and dealers who sell or ship restricted-use pesticides within or into New York State.A Commercial Permit is issued to a specific business. Dealers or registrants that conduct business under more than one name must obtain a Commercial Permit for each business name. A separate Commercial Permit is required for each location in New York State. Out-of-State dealers or registrants with no sales or distribution location in New York State need one Commercial Permit.

Any person who engages in the sale of a restricted use pesticide shall be certified by the Commissioner. Each business requiring a Commercial Permit must employ at least one applicator who is certified in New York State throughout the term of the Commercial Permit.

All Commercial Permit holders are required to file annual reports of:

(A) The sales of restricted use pesticide products and
(B) The sales of general use pesticide products to private applicators for use in agricultural crop production.

Download the Commercial Permit Application and Instructions (PDF - 91 KB). Renewal applications should be mailed at least 30 days before your Commercial Permit expires to avoid a lapse in the permit.

View the list of New York State commercial permit holders in Excel (116 KB).

Contact the Department's Albany office at (518) 402-8748 for additional information regarding business registrations or commercial permits.

Pesticides Updates Listserv

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