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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations

Nursery and Plant Dealers

For Retailers and Wholesalers of Plants

The Delaware Department of Agriculture licenses plant nurseries. The Plant Industries Section prevents the introduction, establishment, or spread of plant and honeybee pests, and suppress, control, abate, or eradicate those pests that are dangerously injurious to the agricultural, horticultural, and forestry interests of the state; enforce the Plant Pests Law, the Nurseries and Nursery Stock Law, the Noxious Weeds Law and DDA Rules & Regulations for Noxious Weed Control, the Beekeeping Law, the Seed Law, and Grain Testing Devices Law; regulate, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agricultural biotechnology research; provide export certification and inspection services for exporters of Delaware agricultural plants and plant products; and provide seed certification, seed testing services, and inspection services for harvested grains.

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Department: Agriculture

Division: Plant Industries


Nursery industry licenses issued by the Department shall be valid for a period of 1 year, beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of the same year.

Application Form


Apply Online


Apply Online (Fillable)


Renewal Form

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


Jeff Brothers, Nursery Unit Supervisor can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-698-4583.

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This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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