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Most online payments can be made through MTPlants, the Montana Department of Agriculture's online one-stop-shop for licensing, registration, e-payments and other ag-related services.

Important Notes for Online Payments:

  • Licenses, operator cards and product registrations will not be issued until all requirements have been met (see instruction pages under specific Topics for details).
  • NEVER send credit or debit card information in an email or text.
  • Credit/debit card and e-check payments can be made online, over the phone or in-person.
  • If you have questions about your payment please call (406) 444-5400.

How to Submit Online Payments: Pesticide Services

Click on the tabs below for details on how to pay online for New Licenses, License Renewals, New Product Registrations, Study Manuals and Training Courses, and visit the MTPlants page for more information on how to use MTPlants.

How to Submit an Online Payment

This is for making payments ONLY!
Application forms are available on the Pesticide License page.
Completed license application forms are required and must be submitted separately via email, fax or post.
For online payments, go directly to the MTPlants site by clicking here.

Information You Will Need
The routing number is in the lower left of this sample check; the check number is in the bottom center; and the account number in the bottom right.

To pay by e-Check you will need:

  • Name and Check Number
  • Account Number
  • 9-Digit Bank Routing Number

To pay by Credit Card you will need:

  • Name and Credit Card number (MasterCard, Discover or Visa)
  • CVV Code (three-digit number located on the back of the card)
  • Expiration month and year
Step-by-Step Instructions for New Pesticide Applicator & Dealer Licenses:
  1. Enter your applicator license number (i.e. 12345-12). If you are a new applicant enter "NEW".
  2. Select 1 as the quantity. Each license type and number must be listed separately.
  3. If you need an additional type of license (i.e. Dealer, Government, Commercial or Private) click ADD ANOTHER ITEM; repeat Steps 1 and 2.
  4. If you need to pay for operators, late fees or manuals see instructions below.
  5. To delete a transaction item click the red X next to the amount.
  6. When all of your items have been selected click NEXT.
  7. Enter your information into each field (* = a required field) and click NEXT.
  8. Enter your payment information. If address is different from customer address, deselect the box and enter billing address information.
  9. When complete click SUBMIT PAYMENT.
  10. A confirmation will be sent to your email immediately.
  11. Submit a signed application, receipt of payment and proof of liability coverage (if required) by mail, fax to (406) 444-9493, or email to dreimer2@mt.gov. Forms can be found on the Pesticide License page. You will not be issued a license until all paperwork has been received.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Pesticide Operator Licenses:
  1. Select the appropriate transaction item from the drop down menu; either Operators 1st or 2nd, or Operators 3rd or more. Each year, the first two operators listed on a license cost $25.00 each, and each one after that is $10.
  2. Enter the license number of the person the operators are working under (i.e. 12345-12). If you are a new applicant type "NEW".
  3. Select the quantity of operators you are paying for.
  4. To add additional items such as a license, late fee or more operators, select ADD ANOTHER ITEM and refer to the specific instructions for those items.
  5. To delete a transaction item click the red X next to the amount.
  6. When all of your items have been selected click NEXT.
  7. Enter your information into each field (* = a required field) and click NEXT.
  8. Enter your payment information; if address is different from customer address, deselect the box and enter billing address information.
  9. When complete click SUBMIT PAYMENT.
  10. A confirmation will be sent to your email immediately.
  11. Submit a signed Add Operator Application along with a receipt of payment by mail, fax to (406) 444-9493, or email to dreimer2@mt.gov. Forms can be found on the Pesticide License page. You will not be issued operator cards until all paperwork has been received.
Make an Online Payment
  1. Begin by clicking here to go directly to the MTPlants site.
  2. Select the appropriate transaction item from the drop down menu and complete any required fields, select additional transaction items as desired, then enter your payment information to complete the transaction.

Your payment should be reflected on your account in the next few minutes.

If you have questions about your payment please call (406) 444-5400.

Online license renewals should be completed using the Department’s MTPlants web application, then payments can also be made through MTPlants. The application allows existing license holders to access their account for renewing licenses and adding Operators or Salespeople, paying for license renewals, printing licenses (or saving the pdf), requesting address changes, viewing exams/credit status and viewing courses attended. This is a paperless system - you are not required to submit a paper application if you use this system.

Go directly to the MTPlants site by clicking here.

Instructions for managing different license types with MTPlants are available via these links (all linked files are PDF documents):

Go directly to the MTPlants site by clicking here.

How to Submit an Online Payment

Information You Will Need
The routing number is in the lower left of this sample check; the check number is in the bottom center; and the account number in the bottom right.

To pay by e-Check you will need:

  • Name and Check Number
  • Account Number
  • 9-Digit Bank Routing Number

To pay by Credit Card you will need:

  • Name and Credit Card number (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • CVV Code (three digit number located on the back of the card)
  • Expiration month and year
Step-by-Step Instructions for Pesticide Product Registrations:

Click here to view/download instructions for Online Pesticide Renewals and Registrations, including how to pay online.

Make an Online Payment
  1. Begin by clicking here to go directly to the MTPlants site. Refer to the instructions for Online Pesticide Renewals and Registrations for more information.

Your payment should be reflected on your account in the next few minutes.

DO NOT SUBMIT 24(C) REGISTRATION PAYMENTS UNTIL STATE APPROVAL HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

If you have questions about your payment please call (406) 444-5471.

Note: Online payments for pesticide study manuals are made through the Public Cart on MTPlants.

Go directly to the payment site by clicking here.

How to Submit an Online Payment

Information You Will Need
The routing number is in the lower left of this sample check; the check number is in the bottom center; and the account number in the bottom right.

To pay by e-Check you will need:

  • Name and Check Number
  • Account Number
  • 9-Digit Bank Routing Number

To pay by Credit Card you will need:

  • Name and Credit Card number (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • CVV Code (three digit number located on the back of the card)
  • Expiration month and year
Step-by-Step Instructions for Training Manual Payments:

Click here to view/download instructions for Online Pesticide Manual Purchase through Public Cart.

Your payment should be reflected on your account in the next few minutes.

If you have questions about your payment please call (406) 444-5512.

Note: Online payments for pesticide study manuals are made through the Public Cart on MTPlants.

Go directly to the payment site by clicking here.

How to Submit an Online Payment

Information You Will Need
The routing number is in the lower left of this sample check; the check number is in the bottom center; and the account number in the bottom right.

To pay by e-Check you will need:

  • Name and Check Number
  • Account Number
  • 9-Digit Bank Routing Number

To pay by Credit Card you will need:

  • Name and Credit Card number (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • CVV Code (three digit number located on the back of the card)
  • Expiration month and year
Step-by-Step Instructions for Applicator Training Registration Payments:

Click here to view/download instructions for Online Pesticide Applicator Training Registration Payment through Public Cart.

Your payment should be reflected on your account in the next few minutes.

If you have questions about your payment please call (406) 444-3732.

 


 

How to Submit Online Payments: Hail Insurance, Pulse Assessment, Lab Invoices & Marketing Events

Click on the tabs below for details on how to pay for Hail Insurance, Pulse Assessment, State Grain Lab Invoice Payments, MSU Analytical Lab Invoice Payments, Marketing Event Registrations and Sponsorships, and visit the MTPlants page for more information on how to use MTPlants.

To pay for hail insurance using an e-check or credit/debit card, you will need to call the State Hail Insurance office at 406-444-5429. Details for each payment method are listed below.

Download the Payment Options Info Sheet (pdf format).

Electronic Payment: Qualify for the 4% cash discount.

Payment Type Fees
E-check – You will be able to complete payment when you purchase your policy if you choose to call the State Hail Insurance office at 406-444-5429. Just give your information to the customer service person in our office. $2.00 per transaction regardless of purchase amount.
Credit or Debit Card (Mastercard/Visa/Discover) - You will be able to complete payment when you purchase your policy if you choose to call the State Hail Insurance office at 406-444-5429. Just give your information to the customer service person in our office. $1.00 plus purchase amount x 0.01995
Credit Card (American Express) - You will be able to complete payment when you purchase your policy if you choose to call the State Hail Insurance office at 406-444-5429. Just give your information to the customer service person in our office. $1.00 plus purchase amount x 0.0215
Cash or Check Payment: Qualify for the 4% cash discount.

Payment within two weeks of your policy effective date will receive a 4% discount. Be sure to return the signed policy and payment (check) within seven days to receive the discount. Keep in mind that if payment is not received within the two weeks, a crop lien on the insured crops sufficient to cover the fees for the insurance, plus interest will be filed.

Charge: Due in full on November 30, 2017 no discount.

You are only entitled to choose this option if you own the land that the crop is growing on. If the full payment is not received by November 30, 2017 interest will accrue and a lien may be filed on your property.

Charge: Crop lien on your crop no discount.

If you do not own land and wish to charge your policy, you must choose lien from the payment types and a lien will be filed on your current crop. Upon delivery of your grain the elevator will include the Montana Department of Agriculture on your check. You must contact the department to have the lien released.

For information and assistance paying pulse assessments, please contact:

Jana Mertens
Administrative Support, Agriculture Development and Marketing Bureau

Phone : (406) 444-2402
E-mail : JMertens@mt.gov

Follow the instructions on your invoice, or for more information and assistance, contact:

Mary Hunt
Fiscal Officer, Central Services Division

Phone : (406) 444-5405
E-mail : MHunt@mt.gov

Payment options:

  • Pay by check or Interunit Journal as described on the invoice.
  • Pay by credit card over the phone. Contact:
    Mary Hunt
    Fiscal Officer, Central Services Division

    Phone : (406) 444-5405
    E-mail : MHunt@mt.gov

Pay for registration and sponsorship fees for Montana Department of Agriculture marketing events like the annual Montana Food Show, the Grown in Montana Fair Store, the Cherry Symposium, and more.
Note: These payment options are available seasonally during open registration periods for certain events, and, if currently available for online payment, are listed in the Transaction Item dropdown list on the online payment system.

Please follow the instructions included on registration forms prior to paying online, or for more information or assistance, contact:

Jana Mertens
Administrative Support, Agriculture Development and Marketing Bureau

Phone : (406) 444-2402
E-mail : JMertens@mt.gov