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Department Responsibilities

The Montana Department of Agriculture has the responsibility to ensure that pesticides are available for use and do not pose an unreasonable adverse effect on human health or the environment.

The department's Agricultural Services Bureau works to this end by:

  • Reviewing pesticide registrations
  • Training applicators to use pesticides appropriately
  • Providing licensing of pesticide applicators and dealers
  • Providing technical and compliance assistance to applicators and landowners, utilizing enforcement authority when necessary
  • Providing environmental protection services such as waste pesticide disposal, pesticide container recycling, and monitoring of our water resources

Please see the tabs below for more information on individual programs.

What is NEW?

Online Payments are now available for:

  • Pesticide Licenses
  • Adding Operators
  • License Renewal Late Fees
  • Training Manuals/ Study Materials
  • Pesticide Training Courses
  • Pesticide Product Registrations

Refer to the Pay Online page for instructions.

Using Restricted Use Pesticides in Indian Country:

Pesticide applicators wanting to apply restricted use pesticides in Indian country within Montana’s borders must obtain an EPA federal pesticide certification. Submit a complete federal certification application form and a photocopy of both sides of your current and valid State of Montana pesticide license to the EPA regional office at:

US EPA, Region 8
Attn: Region 8 Certification
1595 Wynkoop St, 8P-P3T
Denver, CO 80202

The application form and instructions can be downloaded at the EPA website.

Bed Bug Information:

Check out EPA's Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse. This website has information for pest control operators, schools, hotels, landlords, health care facilities, and many other audiences. The Centers for Disease Control and EPA have determined that bed bugs are a pest of significant public health importance. Read more in the link to better understand risks associated with bed bugs and how government agencies are working together to provide support and resources to those affected.


Manage ground squirrels and other field rodent pests. Check out our bulletins or contact our vertebrate pest specialist to make sure you are doing it right!

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Pesticide Program News

2017 Grown in Montana Magazine now available online and in print

Montana Pulse Advisory Committee Meeting Friday, April 7th

10:00 a.m. in Helena at the Montana Department of Agriculture (302 N. Roberts, Room 225)

Montana Pulse Advisory Committee Meeting Friday, April 7th

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Pulse Advisory Committee will meet at 10:00 am on Friday, April 7th in Helena at the Montana Department of Agriculture (302 N. Roberts) in room 225. An agenda will be posted on the Department’s website when it becomes available.

2017 MDA Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training

2017 MDA Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training

Through the Spring, the Montana Department of Agriculture is sponsoring Pesticide Recertification Training for pesticide applicators and/or pesticide dealers. Click here to view full registration and schedule information (.pdf format).


Agricultural Services Bureau
Phone : (406) 444-5400
E-mail :
Fax : (406) 444-9493
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


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