Georgia Department of Agriculture

Shipping Plants out of Georgia

When shipping plants out of state, contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture for assistance to make sure you are in compliance with desired state’s regulations.

  • Due to federal quarantines and certain state regulations, a state phytosanitary certificate may be required to ship plants to specific states.
  • Compliance Agreement Programs are available for companies who are shipping commercial orders interstate on a regular basis.
  • To be eligible for participation in our compliance agreement programs, the company must meet the following requirements:
    1. Company must have a valid Georgia Live Plant License
    2. Company must provide a detailed pest management plan
    3. Company must apply and pay the appropriate fee for a state phytosanitary certificate for the first three shipments out of state
    4. An inspection of the nursery and specific plants to be shipped must be performed prior to
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