The department offers compliance assistance and enforcement of the Montana Pesticide Act and associated administrative rules.
Pesticides are a tool to provide sufficient food quantity and quality, protect the environment from invasive or destructive species, and protect humans and animals from insect-borne diseases. Proper management is necessary for the protection of humans, animals, crops and the environment.
The department strives to routinely inspect all licensed pesticide applicators and dealers on a 4- to 6-year basis and as needed to assure compliance with laws and regulations.
Department staff, with reasonable cause, may enter private premises and property with a warrant or with the owner's consent to inspect or investigate:
As part of a program that emphasizes voluntary inspections, the department may offer amnesty for certain compliance problems noted during routine inspections. The program emphasizes assistance to newly regulated individuals or businesses, entities not previously inspected, and those subject to new regulations or new compliance initiatives. Assistance can involve:
A person suffering loss or damage from the improper use of pesticides should file a report of loss (via telephone, email or written correspondence) with the department. Helpful information includes:
Compliance and Enforcement Supervisor
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5400
Fax: (406) 444-9493
Published: August 2, 2011 3:28:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: November 16, 2015 1:41:57 PM MST