Notice to Customers
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is making it easier for customers to interact with the Division of Consumer and Industry Services.
Invoices, licenses, and permits will have a new look in 2023. Streamlining the documents will make them simpler to interpret and understand.
A new, secure online portal will ease access to invoice, license, and permit information. Business owners can see the status of a license or registration, when payment is due, and the balance owed. Additionally, payments can be made online with a credit card or eCheck, eliminating the need to send payments through the mail.
The following programs will transition to the new portal May 1:
· Ag Inputs (Feed, Seed, Fertilizer, Lime)
· Plant Certification
· Weights and Measures
Once the transition is initiated for each phase, link and log-in information will be provided.
As always, we appreciate your partnership in serving the citizens of Tennessee. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Consumer and Industry Services Division at (615) 837-5150.
Within Plant Certification reside the nursery, greenhouse and plant dealer certification programs. Tennessee Department of Agriculture plant inspectors work with industries to ensure the continued movement of healthy, pest-free plant material in interstate and international trade and monitor the phytosanitary condition of plant material coming into the state.
Some of the pests of major concern include gypsy moths, imported fire ants, Japanese beetles and boll weevils which threaten Tennessee's forests, nurseries and major crops.
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