Ginseng Management Program - Collecting Permit Details

Ginseng Management Program - Collecting Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit

Maryland license which allows a person to legally collect and harvest ginseng where permitted.

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    Approval time

  • $2.00

    Application cost

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  • Online Application

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Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

Plant Protection and Weed Management


Tel: (410) 841-5920

Work hours:


Why the Permit is required?

The ginseng management program protects American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius, from over harvesting while allowing diggers to collect wild and cultivated plants. 

Legal Authority

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