Form AG00693 "Nursery Certificate Application: New Applicants Only" - Minnesota

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This is a legal form that was released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture - a government authority operating within Minnesota. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155-2538
www.mda.state.mn.us
PLANT PROTECTION DIVISION
Phone: 651-201-6507 Email: nurseryprogram@state.mn.us
NURSERY CERTIFICATE APPLICATION: NEW APPLICANTS ONLY
Minnesota Statutes 2016, 18H.05
Certification period of January 1 to December 31
See pages 3 and 4 for information and instructions Office Use Only: New License Number _____________________________
Certificate Holder Legal Name
DBA (If different)
Street Address (No PO Box)
City
State
Zip
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
County
Company Phone No.
Company Email
Complete either Section A or B below, based on your anticipated operational plan.
Section A. Nursery Stock Dealer:
If you purchase more than half (50%) of the nursery stock you will sell during the calendar year.
1. Will you maintain nursery stock (trees, shrubs, perennials) on site? Yes
No
2. Will you purchase nursery stock from other states? Yes No
3. Will you overwinter container nursery stock with the intent to sell the next growing season? Yes No
4. Will you have field grown nursery stock that you offer for sale? Yes No
If yes, number of acres grown (do not estimate)?
acres (.25 minimum)
5. Will you operate a tree spade? Yes No
6. Are you a landscaper that will purchase nursery stock for installation jobs? Yes No
7. Will you offer nursery stock for resale (wholesale)? Yes No
Growers Certificate Fee:
Number of Nursery Stock Acres
Fee
Section B. Nursery Stock Grower:
If you grow more than
Less than 1/2 acre
$200.00
half (50%) of the nursery stock you sell. Your certificate fee is
1/2 acre up to 2 acres
$250.00
based upon number of acres of nursery stock grown.
Over 2 acres up to 5 acres
$375.00
(see Growers Certificate Fee table on right)
Over 5 acres up to 10 acres
$425.00
1. How many acres of nursery stock do you grow
Over 10 acres up to 20 acres
$600.00
(do not estimate)?
acres
Over 20 acres up to 40 acres
$750.00
2. Do you (own/lease/rent) a nursery retail location? Yes No
Over 40 acres up to 50 acres
$900.00
Over 50 acres up to 200 acres
$1,300
3. Will you purchase nursery stock from other states? Yes No
Over 200 acres up to 350 acres
$1,600
4. Will you offer nursery stock for resale (wholesale)? Yes No
Over 350 acres up to 500 acres
$1,700
$1,700 plus $3.00 for
Over 500 acres
each additional acre
Type of Certificate You Are Applying for:
Nursery Stock Dealer Certificate
$ 225.00
600366(3100)
For Office Use Only
$
Nursery Stock Grower Certificate
600364(3100)
(See “Growers Certificate Fee” schedule on the right)
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by calling 651-201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and
provider.
625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155-2538
www.mda.state.mn.us
PLANT PROTECTION DIVISION
Phone: 651-201-6507 Email: nurseryprogram@state.mn.us
NURSERY CERTIFICATE APPLICATION: NEW APPLICANTS ONLY
Minnesota Statutes 2016, 18H.05
Certification period of January 1 to December 31
See pages 3 and 4 for information and instructions Office Use Only: New License Number _____________________________
Certificate Holder Legal Name
DBA (If different)
Street Address (No PO Box)
City
State
Zip
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
County
Company Phone No.
Company Email
Complete either Section A or B below, based on your anticipated operational plan.
Section A. Nursery Stock Dealer:
If you purchase more than half (50%) of the nursery stock you will sell during the calendar year.
1. Will you maintain nursery stock (trees, shrubs, perennials) on site? Yes
No
2. Will you purchase nursery stock from other states? Yes No
3. Will you overwinter container nursery stock with the intent to sell the next growing season? Yes No
4. Will you have field grown nursery stock that you offer for sale? Yes No
If yes, number of acres grown (do not estimate)?
acres (.25 minimum)
5. Will you operate a tree spade? Yes No
6. Are you a landscaper that will purchase nursery stock for installation jobs? Yes No
7. Will you offer nursery stock for resale (wholesale)? Yes No
Growers Certificate Fee:
Number of Nursery Stock Acres
Fee
Section B. Nursery Stock Grower:
If you grow more than
Less than 1/2 acre
$200.00
half (50%) of the nursery stock you sell. Your certificate fee is
1/2 acre up to 2 acres
$250.00
based upon number of acres of nursery stock grown.
Over 2 acres up to 5 acres
$375.00
(see Growers Certificate Fee table on right)
Over 5 acres up to 10 acres
$425.00
1. How many acres of nursery stock do you grow
Over 10 acres up to 20 acres
$600.00
(do not estimate)?
acres
Over 20 acres up to 40 acres
$750.00
2. Do you (own/lease/rent) a nursery retail location? Yes No
Over 40 acres up to 50 acres
$900.00
Over 50 acres up to 200 acres
$1,300
3. Will you purchase nursery stock from other states? Yes No
Over 200 acres up to 350 acres
$1,600
4. Will you offer nursery stock for resale (wholesale)? Yes No
Over 350 acres up to 500 acres
$1,700
$1,700 plus $3.00 for
Over 500 acres
each additional acre
Type of Certificate You Are Applying for:
Nursery Stock Dealer Certificate
$ 225.00
600366(3100)
For Office Use Only
$
Nursery Stock Grower Certificate
600364(3100)
(See “Growers Certificate Fee” schedule on the right)
Continued on page 2
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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
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by calling 651-201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and
provider.
625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155-2538
www.mda.state.mn.us
Physical Growing Locations
(if different than Certificate Holder Location/Address)
Please attach directions, legal descriptions, UTM coordinates, and/or maps to growing sites that cannot be located based upon
street address.
Location Name
Street Address
City
County
Sources of Purchased Nursery Stock
List all businesses where you plan to purchase nursery stock. If no purchases have been made, list the most likely sources for this calendar year. If
you produce 100% of the stock you sell, check the box below.
I grow or propagate all the stock I sell, I do not purchase stock from other nurseries.
Nursery Name
Street Address
City
State and Zip
Submission of this form:
1. Confirms the applicant is conducting a valid business that involves growing and/or selling certified nursery stock.
2. Confirms the applicant will not purchase nursery stock for personal use.
3. Acknowledges that the commissioner or designated representative has the authority to enter property and inspect.
Signature
Date
Name (Print)
Title
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Return this form with your check made payable to:
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Attention: Cashier
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Please note: Certificates are NOT transferable and fees are not refundable.
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by calling 651-201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and
provider.
THE NURSERY STOCK CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
CERTIFICATE PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW
As required by law, Minn. Stat. Sec. 18H.05, anyone who sells, offers for sale, or distributes any nursery stock in the State of
Minnesota must obtain a Nursery Stock Dealer OR a Nursery Stock Grower Certificate. This application is for new applicants
only. Those holding a certificate must purchase and sell only certified nursery stock. All stock offered for sale must have been
officially inspected and certified free of harmful plant pests within 12 months preceding sale.
WHICH CERTIFICATE DO I NEED?
Apply for a Nursery Stock Dealer Certificate if:
• You purchase more than half (50%) of the nursery stock you will sell during the calendar year.
• New applicant fee for your first year is $225.00. Renewal fees will be based upon your gross sales of nursery stock from
the previous year. NOTE: A separate certificate is needed for each sales location.
• You are a landscaper, broker, or tree spade operator.
• Trees moved by a tree spade must be inspected and certified before they are moved.
Apply for a Nursery Stock Grower Certificate if:
• You grow more than half (50%) of the nursery stock you will sell.
• The fee is based on the number of acres in nursery stock production. All stock must be inspected before sale. Only one
certificate is required for multiple growing sites and allows only one sales site. Contact the Minnesota Department of
Agriculture (MDA) to schedule an early inspection if needed. Only stock growing on the acres applied for will be inspected
and if certified, eligible for sale.
You do not need to apply for either certificate if:
• You grow and sell only annual or indoor ornamental plants. If you will ship these plants outside Minnesota, contact the MDA
to assure proper certification for destination state or country.
• You conduct occasional sales. An individual (not a business of any size) may offer nursery stock for sale and be exempt from
the requirement to obtain a nursery stock dealer certificate only if ALL of the following conditions are met:
• The gross sales of all nursery stock in a calendar year do not exceed $2,000; and,
• All nursery stock sold or distributed by the individual is intended for planting in Minnesota; and,
• All nursery stock purchased or procured for resale or distribution was grown in Minnesota and has been certified by the
commissioner; and,
• The individual conducts sales or distributions of nursery stock on ten or fewer days in a calendar year; and
• All sales are conducted by an individual, not a business, company, firm, corporation, partnership, association, etc.
WHAT IS NURSERY STOCK?
Nursery stock means a plant intended for planting or propagation. This includes but not limited to, trees, shrubs, vines
perennials, biennials, grafts, cuttings, and buds that may be sold for propagation whether cultivated or wild and all viable parts
of these plants.
Nursery stock does not include:
• Field and forage crops;
• The seeds of grasses, cereal grains, vegetable crops, and flowers;
• Vegetable plants, bulbs, or tubers;
• Cut flowers, unless stems or other portions are intended for propagation;
• Annuals; or
• Christmas trees.
Sod is not nursery stock but may be inspected for export as needed.
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by calling 651-201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
You may complete this online form and submit it with check to:
NURSERY CERTIFICATE APPLICATION: NEW APPLICANTS ONL
Or
You may apply for a certification online at www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/erenewal/apply.jsp.
• Select Nursery Stock Dealer or Nursery Stock Grower Certificate and follow the instructions.
• VISA, MasterCard, or electronic check are accepted online.
• A credit card handling fee of approximately 3% (determined by the credit card company) is charged for each online renewal
transaction.
You must provide a complete list of sources if you intend to purchase nursery stock. This information is necessary to monitor
possible movement of plant pests with nursery shipments.
Please provide detailed maps to all growing sites to be inspected that are not located at the business address on the application.
GENERAL INFORMATION
• Certificate fees are not refundable and not transferable.
• Applications with missing information will be returned for completion. Certificate will be withheld pending receipt of missing
information.
• Applications will be processed and certificates will be issued for the current calendar year. Fees are not prorated and not
refundable.
CONTACT INFORMATION
nurseryprogram@state.mn.us
If you have questions regarding this form or the inspection process, please email
or
call 651-201-6507.
Privacy Notice: The information/data provided as part of applications will be used by MDA staff to assess applicants’
eligibility to be certified by the MDA. Incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in a delay in the processing of
an application or the denial of a certificate.
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by calling 651-201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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