Welcome to MDARD's Licensing, Certification and Registration Page
For MDARD Licensing Information, Call 800-292-3939
The department licenses a wide variety of businesses and services. Below you will find a list of them by TYPE, and also in ALPHABETICAL order. Not sure what license you need? Check out the LICENSING DECISION TREE. There is also a link below to help you replace a LOST OR MISPLACED license. If you still can't find what you're looking for, call us at 800-292-3939 and someone will be glad to assist you.
- MDARD Licenses Listed by Type
- MDARD Licenses Listed Alphabetically by License Name
- MDARD Licensing Decision Tree
Find out if MDARD has the right license for you.
- Have You Lost or Misplaced Your MDARD License? Request a Replacement Here!
- Certified Pesticide Applicator and Registered Technician Exams
Certified Pesticide Applicator and Registered Technician paper-based exams are offered by MDARD at various locations throughout the state by appointment. Schedule it at Michigan.gov/PestExam. For computer-based exams, schedule online at Metrosignup.com (Note: Computer-based exams have an additional fee per test).
Online Licensing Services
- Licensing Portal System (LPS)
Click the link above for information on how to apply online for the following license types using MDARD's Licensing Portal System:
- Grain Dealer
- Retail Motor Fuel Quality
Additional license types and functionality will be available in LPS in the future.
- Accela Licensing System
Click the link above for information on how to apply and renew online for the following license types using the Accela licensing system:
- Food Establishment
- Find Businesses Licensed by MDARD
Find a licensed firm in Michigan, from pesticide businesses to retail establishments, and more.
- Search for Michigan Licenses and Permits
Not every business in Michigan is required to be licensed by the State of Michigan. To find out if your new venture could require a state license, use this search feature to search our licenses list to see if you need a license or permit.
- Agricultural Products
Information on licensing Michigan Ag Products, including christmas trees, fertilizer and liming, grain dealers, nursery, and wholesale potato dealer.
- Animal Related Licensing
Information on licensing animal feed, pet shops, riding stables, fish farms, and more.
- Food Industries
Information on all types of food licensing, certifications and registrations. From dairy related to grocery stores, and more.
- Horse Breeder/Owner Awards Program
For the registration of horses, breeders and owners so as to render them eligible for racing and breeder/owner awards.
- Industrial Hemp
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is charged with certifying sites where industrial hemp is to be grown under the authority of the federal Agriculture Act of 2014 and the state Industrial Hemp Research Act of 2014.
- Migrant Labor Housing
Good migrant labor housing is an essential element in securing an adequate supply of seasonal agricultural workers.
Information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), pesticide registration, certification, and licensing of business, personnel and the pesticides themselves.
- Retail Motor Fuel Outlet
Retail Motor Fuel Outlet licensing information, applications and forms.
- Weights & Measures
Information on Weights & Measures service person and agency registration, as well as weights and measures advisories.