Pesticide Product Registration
The Product Registration Program is responsible for the registration of each and every pesticide product sold and/or distributed in Kentucky. A $250.00 fee is assessed for each new pesticide registration (prior to sale or distribution) and the renewal of each pesticide registration. Product registrations expire December 31st of every calendar year.
KRS 217.570 states that every pesticide product distributed within the state or delivered for transportation or transported in intrastate commerce or between points within the state through points outside the state shall be registered with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Division of Pesticide Regulation. All FIFRA Section (3) registrations expire on December 31st of each calendar year. KRS 217.570(2)(c) requires a finalized copy of each product label to be on file with this department. Please remit a complete copy of the product label (any written, printed, or graphic matter on, or attached to, the pesticide or device, or to any of it's containers or wrappers) and the Notice of Supplemental Distribution (if applicable).
According to KRS 217.544(26), "Pesticide" means any substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, control, repel, attract, or mitigate any pest; any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant; and any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a spray adjuvant. According to KRS 217.544(31), "Spray Adjuvant" means any wetting agent, spreading agent, sticker, deposit builder, adhesive, emulsifying agent, deflocculating agent, water modifier, or similar agent intended to be used with any other pesticide as an aid to the application or to the effect thereof, and which is in a package or container separate from that of the other pesticide with which it is to be used. Spray adjuvants shall be registered to comply with KRS 217.544(31).
KRS 217.570(4)(a) requires an annual fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for each and every brand or grade offered for sale in this state. This means that if you distribute a product under more than one brand name or grade in Kentucky, then you must register each product separately and pay the fee for it regardless of whether or not the products bear the same EPA registration number. KRS 217.570(8) provides for a ten dollar ($10.00) additional fee to be added to the original fee if a product is not registered prior to January 15 of any year, or if found sold or offered for sale prior to its registration.
Our on-line Pesticide Registration/Renewal System accepts ACH, American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover for payment. ACH payments remain free of any service fee, while credit card payments incur a service fee of $7 per product.