Nursery Inspection / Plant Dealer / Plant Broker License Details

Nursery Inspection / Plant Dealer / Plant Broker License

General Info - Statewide License


Nurseries, Plant Dealers and Plant Brokers must be licensed in the state of Maryland. There are five designations:  NIC (Nursery Inspection Certificate), PDL (Plant Dealer License), PDHL (Plant Dealer Holding License), PBL (Plant Broker License), and PDGL (Plant Dealer Garden License ).


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    Approval time

  • $100.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

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

  1. If the business employs one or more persons, they must file a Certificate of Compliance with the State Workers' Compensation Laws or provide evidence of insurance, workers' compensation policy, or binder number.


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

Plant Protection and Weed Management

Email: ppwm.mda@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 841-5920

Work hours:



Legal Authority

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

Title 15 Agriculture - 15.06.02.06