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General Information

View MDARD program descriptions and organizational structure.

Contact Information

Contact us: Main MDARD Phone Number: 800-292-3939


During regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm ET, please call the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development's Customer Service Center at 800-292-3939. If you have an emergency, please see our Emergency Contact Information.

If you need to contact the agency after hours, please use the department contact form or email us at

MDARD's Lab Division

Laboratory Division: 517-284-0500
EC Heffron Metrology Lab: 517-655-8202

Mailing Address

Constitution Hall, 6th Floor
525 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909

State of Michigan Employee Contact Directory

MDARD Freedom of Information (FOIA) Information

MDARD Lobbyable Public Officials

MDARD Transparency Liaison

File a Complaint

Gas Complaints:

If you have information regarding potential unfair gasoline pricing practices, please call the Attorney General's Office at 877-765-8388 or file a gasoline price gouging complaint online.

Pesticide Complaints:

Click here for the Pesticide Complaints form page. Use this form to contact us regarding pesticide-related complaints, such exposure, damage, unregistered pesticides, or other potential regulatory violations. Use this form to contact us regarding pesticide-related complaints, such exposure, damage, unregistered pesticides, or other potential regulatory violations. If you have questions about whether to file your complaint with MDARD or what you can expect when reporting information, please review additional information here.

Other Complaints:

Click here for the MDARD complaint form page. This online form allows you to submit food-related complaints (illness or not) along with plant health complaints. 

Motor Fuels Quality Hot Line:

800-MDA-FUEL or 800-632-3835
This number is used for reporting suspected adulteration of motor fuels or pump calibrations. It is posted on the pumps at every filling station in the state.

MDARD Emergency Contact Information

Agriculture Pollution/Spills Hot Line:

This 24-hour hot line should be used for reporting accidental agricultural pesticide, fertilizer and manure spills.

Non-agriculture related spills, contact EGLE:

Chemical spills not agriculture-related should be referred to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy's Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) number, 800-292-4706.


  • If you have a human health emergency, please call 911.
  • For animal emergencies, contact your veterinarian.
  • For wildlife emergencies, contact local animal control or a Michigan Licensed Rehabilitator.   

For other emergencies call:


This number should be used mainly by:

  • Agriculture producers and food and feed manufacturers and retailers who have experienced damage or loss of crops and products through drought, flood, fire, etc.
    • In many cases, MDARD works with producers to obtain federal disaster assistance, and with retailers to inspect products for possible salvage.
  • Reportable animal disease outbreaks
  • Accidental nuclear contamination/leaks
  • Veterinarians needing to report unusual events or foreign animal diseases