Plant Certification

Application for Plant Certification License - This replaces individual applications for individual categories:

 

 

  • Greenhouse License – is required for each location where a person uses a greenhouse to grow or propagate nursery stock or annual plants for sale or distribution on a commercial basis. 
  • Nursery License –is required for each location where a person grows or propagates nursery stock or annual plants for sale or distribution on a commercial basis. 
  • Plant Dealer License – is required for each location where a person who is not the original grower of nursery stock or annual plants, sells, offers for sale, distributes, or holds the plants for distribution on a commercial basis. 
  • Florist License- is required for each location where a person otherwise subject to licensure as a plant dealer is engaged in business as a florist. 
  • Landscaper License – is required for any person engaged in business as a landscaper.
  • Wild Plant Collector License – is required to collect, sell, or raise native wild plants for sale in Tennessee.
  • Sweet Potato License– is required to sell certified sweet potato plants and slips in Tennessee.
  • Turfgrass License – is required to produce certified turfgrass sod for sale in Tennessee.  Non-certified sod requires a Nursery Certificate.
  • Phytosanitary Certificate - To certify pest-free status for sale or transport of plants (or plant parts) as required by other states or countries. Contact your Plant Inspector for application and requirements.

Fees for Certificates

Contact: Anni Self at anni.self@TN.gov or 615-837-5313.