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Pesticide Notification Registry

The Pesticide Notification Registry allows someone with a physician diagnosed condition to be notified prior to a pesticide application to turf or ornamental plants on property adjacent to the applicant.

Current Pesticide Notification Registry Address Lists and Laws

Click here to access the adjacent address contact list and applicable laws and regulations. Note: This list complements the contact list of persons requiring notification due to medical conditions. An access code was mailed to licensed firms that apply pesticides in categories 3A and 3B. Pesticide applications to control mosquitos do not require notification.

How Can I Register for the 2025 Pesticide Notification Registry? 

To be included on the Pesticide Notification Registry, applicants must submit the following forms (these forms are available below):

  • Pesticide Notification Registry Application
  • Physician's Certification
  • Additional Properties Listing

Please submit the above forms to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on an annual basis. In order to be placed on the 2025 Pesticide Notification Registry, applications and supporting documents must be received no later than February 1, 2025. Find frequently asked questions and further details here.

Expires: Application must be submitted by February 1 of each year.

Fee: Free

Forms

  • Pesticide Notification Registry Letter
    This letter includes instructions for using the forms found below. If you have questions, contact Tammy Martin at MartinT9@Michigan.gov.

  • Pesticide Notification Registry Application
    The application form contains the applicant's information and must include the applicant's nine digit zip code, adjacent property address information and physician's information. Adjacent property addresses are defined as properties which share a common boundary line or corner with the property to be treated or which are directly across a residential road, stream or other right-of-way from the property to be treated. 

  • Physician's Certification
    The physician certification form regarding the patient's current medical diagnosed condition or ailment specifies the reason for the patient to be placed on the notification registry. This document must accompany the notification registry application.

  • Additional Properties Listing
    Please be advised that due to a recent amendment to Act 451, Part 83, physician-recommended distance is defined as "a specific distance, not more than 100 feet from a linear boundary line, considered necessary and substantiated by a physician." This change preempts Regulation 637, Rule 5, Part 1(b) which states: "Any recommended additional distance notification deemed necessary and substantiated by the physician." This amendment, Section 8316(b) of Act 451, Part 83, was enacted on June 28, 2018 and has an effective date of September 27, 2018.

Contact Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Anyone who has been diagnosed by a physician with a medical condition that requires prior notification by a pesticide applicator who intends to offer a turf or ornamental pesticide application on an adjacent property to the applicant on the Pesticide Notification Registry.

  • There are no fees required for someone to apply to be on the Pesticide Notification Registry.

  • To request be added to the Pesticide Notification Registry, an applicant must submit the following forms:

    1. Pesticide Notification Registry Application
    2. Physician's Certification that indicates condition of illness and distance requirements for notification.
    3. Additional listing of properties form that identifies other properties within the distance of notification that are not adjacent properties.
  • The Pesticide Notification Registry is published annually. The last day to submit an application and supportive documentation for the registry is on or before February 1 of the next year.

  • Yes.

  • The Pesticide Notification Registry is good for one calendar year. The registry expires on March 15.

  • A name will be removed from the list if the applicant fails to return their renewal application prior to the last day that the application will be accepted (February 1).

  • A completed renewal form will be mailed to you on October 15. Simply sign it, make any changes, and have physician form completed and signed, then return to us.

  • If you are renewing your Pesticide Notification Application, you should delete any incorrect information that is the renewal application and replace it with corrected information.