Plant Sale Permit
How can I get a Plant Sale Permit?
Apply for your plant sale permit online using PISCES
- Log in to PISCES (or register for a new PISCES access account if your organization doesn't have one).
- Fill out and submit the Plant Sale Permit application under Apply for Services, under the blue Menu button in the upper left corner of the PISCES homescreen.
- After submitting, print application and mail with payment to:
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Plant Services Program
PO Box 42591
Olympia, WA 98504.
- Credit card payments: please call (360) 902-1874.
- Once we receive payment, you will get an email from PISCES notifying youto log in and print your permit.
Please post your permit in a visible, prominent location at your plant sale. Applications and fees should be received by our office at least two weeks prior to the date of the sale in order to allow time for processing.
If you do not have internet access, contact the WSDA Plant Services Program at (360) 902-1874 for assistance with your application.
Who needs a Plant Sale Permit?
In order to sell living plants in Washington State you are required to obtain either a Nursery Dealer License or a Plant Sale Permit.
The Plant Sale Permit is an exemption from our state's licensing requirement for clubs, conservation districts, and educational and nonprofit associations who are conducting no more than three sales per year for not more than four consecutive days. Educational organizations have no limit to the number of sales they are allowed per year under this exemption.
Persons making casual or isolated sales that do not exceed $100 annually are also exempt from our state's licensing requirement and do not need to apply for a Plant Sale Permit.
What do the Plant Sale Permit and Nursery Dealer License fees support?
Fees help support the fair and orderly trade of horticultural plants and research benefitting the nursery industry in Washington State.
Inspections help protect the nursery industry as well as the consumer, by ensuring horticultural plants offered forsale are free from infestation by pests and diseases.
Plant Services inspectors also enforce agricultural quarantines to keep out such exotic pests as Japanese beetle and Asian gypsy moth, as well as provide inspection services to allow export of Washington nursery products to other states and countries.
A portion of the fees also go to support research projects which are of general benefit to the nursery industry and are recommended by the Nursery Advisory Committee. Visit our Nursery Research page for details.