Maryland Certified Sod Application Details

last revised 11/04/21 at 10:58 am

Maryland Certified Sod Application


Application for Maryland Certified Sod, grown under specifications set forth by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Turf and Seed Program

Maryland Certified Sod is grown under specifications set forth by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Turf and Seed Program.  It is one of the most difficult turf specifications in the country.  Certified sod must be grown from certified seed selected by the University of Maryland to perform well in Maryland's specific climate.  


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    Application Fee

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Instructions

Review the steps - read carefully

  1. Create Account

    Click the Register button in the upper right hand corner of the page to create a Maryland OneStop account. The email you use to register your account is where all notifications concerning applications you submit via the OneStop portal will be sent.


    You may change the email address associated with your account at any time. Click the dropdown menu next to your name in the upper right hand corner of the page and navigate to Account Settings to update your OneStop account information.

  2. Log In and Apply

    Log into your Maryland OneStop account and click Apply Now.

  3. Submit All Applications

    Fill out a separate application for each farm that has fields needing inspection and certification.

  4. View Application

    Go to the My Dashboard tab in your OneStop account to view the status of your application.

What Happens After Submission

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  1. Application An applicant must complete all required fields in this Maryland Certified Sod application to be assigned a field inspection.
  2. Invoice

    An invoice will be generated and sent to you based on the total acreage of fields to be inspected.

    The inspection cost for Vegetatively Established Warm Season Grass is $6 per acre.

    The inspection cost for Cool Season Turf and Warm Season Seeded Variety is $9 per acre.

  3. Field Inspection

    Once an application is Approved, an applicant's field will be assigned a field inspection. Field inspections occur semi-annually in the fall and spring.

  4. Certification

    Upon thorough inspection, an applicant may be granted certification along with Maryland Certified Turfgrass tags and a copy of the Field Inspection Report.

Agency/Contact

Form Issuer - Information

Who issues the Form?

Maryland Department of Agriculture mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/turf_seed.aspx

Contact Information

Turf and Seed Section

Email: rick.boldissar@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 841-5960