Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist
Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist

Nursery and Nursery Dealer Licensing Information

If you have questions as to which application form is right for you, please contact Joe Collins at 859-257-5838 or joe.collins@uky.edu.

Remember, when in doubt as to which application fits your business, just ask us!

Customers purchasing plant or plant products from a person or company they are doing business with should ask if they have one of the licenses listed below (compliant with Kentucky state law - KRS 249). Ask for proof of the license or contact Joe Collins before making any transaction(s). | Example of License |


Annual (fiscal) Nursery License Fee and License Period:
Class A and Class B Nurseries includes but are not limited to: individuals, nurseries, garden centers, landscapers, and landscape contractors.

Class A Nurseries: Jul 1 - Jun 30
If you or your business are actively growing nursery stock (field or container production).

$40/location + $1.50/acre in production
| Application Form | 667 KB file

Class B Nurseries: Jul 1 - Jun 30
If you or your business does NOT grow nursery stock, but overwinters a portion of nursery stock

$40/location
| Application Form | 2.6 MB file


Annual (calendar) Nursery Dealer License Fee and License Period:
Class A and Class B Nursery Dealers includes but are not limited to: individuals, nurseries, garden centers, retail stores, landscapers, and landscape contractors.

Class A Nursery Dealers: Jan 1 - Dec 31
If you or your business does NOT grow or overwinter your nursery stock but whose primary business involves the sale or planting of nursery stock.

$40/location
| Application Form | 2.0 MB file

Class B Nursery Dealers: Jan 1 - Dec 31
If you or your business whose primary sales are NOT the sale of nursery stock.

$25/location
| Application Form | 676 KB file


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