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Licensing of Pesticide Businesses

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Renewals & Requirements

Download an Application for Virginia Pesticide Business License (PDF format)

Annual License Renewals
All Pesticide Business Licenses expire on March 31 of each year. An application for renewal of the Pesticide Business License is sent annually to all licensed businesses. Businesses may renew their Pesticide Business License by returning the completed renewal application form to VDACS along with a check or money order for $50.00, payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.

Requirements of a Pesticide Business
All licensed pesticide businesses in Virginia are required to:
1. Maintain for a period of two years written records of (a) any pesticide applied commercially and (b) any restricted use pesticide sold.
2. Maintain the required insurance coverage.
3. Employ a certified applicator who (a) is responsible for the safe application of the pesticide or (b) provides recommendations or the use of pesticides.
4. Notify VDACS of any changes in business name, address, insurance coverage, or change in commercial applicator(s) assigned to each business location.

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