Public Agency Permit Details

Public Agency Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


Permit issued by the Secretary to any unit of federal, State, county or local government or any training institution which is engaged in pest control.

All of the requirements for obtaining and maintaining a public agency permit and public agency applicator certificate are the same as that of the pesticide business and pest control applicator, except there are no fees or insurance requirements associated with the public agency permit or certificate.


  • Valid until June 30

    Revised 06/28/2019

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    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Designate an individual who is certified in those categories in which the agency is permitted to do pest control.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance - Valid until June 30

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

  1. Apply To The Department.

  2. Designate an individual who is certified in those categories in which the agency is permitted to do pest control.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

Pesticide Regulation Section

Email: jessica.koontz@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 841-5710 / Fax: (410) 841-2765

Work hours:



Purpose

Why the Permit is required?


The Pesticide Regulation Section administers Maryland's Pesticide Applicator's Law, approves training courses in the handling, storage and use of pesticides, conducts examinations to determine that pesticide applicators are competent to follow prescribed pest control practices, enforces federal laws on the sale and use of pesticides, and investigates pesticide accidents or incidents and consumer complaints on pesticide misuse.


Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Agriculture the legal authority to issue this approval?

State Statue - Pesticide Applicator's Law; COMAR 15.05.01