Pesticide Manufacturers and Labelers: Registering Pesticide Products for Distribution in Wisconsin

​Manufacturers and labelers of pesticide products distributed in Wisconsin must:

  • Have their products registered with the U.S. Environmental P​​rotection Agency or have a FIFRA Section 25(b) exemption.
  • Obtain a Wisconsin pesticide manufacturer and labeler license and register each product with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). This license and each registered product must be renewed annually.

This applies even if the products:

  • Are over-the-counter products that anyone can buy and apply.
  • Are natural products. If they make label claims to kill, control, repel, or prevent pests, including weeds, the products are considered pesticides (although there may be no registration fee if the products qualify as Section 25(b) exempt products)

The person or firm whose name is shown on the product label is responsible for submitting a complete license application at least 15 days before distributing the product in Wisconsin. The application must include a list of all products to be distributed (registered) in Wisconsin. You may renew your license online using the link at right. New applications must be submitted using the fillable MS Word documents, also available at right.​

The fee to register any pesticide product in Wisconsin is $500 per year, per product, except for Section 25(b) exempt products. There is  no fee to register these products. However, if unregistered 25(b) products are found for sale at retail establishments, there is a $250 penalty.


Online license renewal form | Video: Using the online form

Pesticide Manufacturer and Labeler License Application​ (form #ARM-ACM-148)

New Pesticide Product Registration Form (form #ARM-ACM-230)

E​xempt Product Registration Form (form #ARM-ACM-246)

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