To access ePermits, and submit a Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) permit application, you must have a level 2 e-Authentication account. e-Authentication is a registration process that enables customers to access USDA Web applications and services via the Internet.
The USDA eAuthentication system supports different levels of authentication. ePermits currently supports Level 2 users for all permit application types and Level 1 users for selected permit application types.
- After 180 days with no login, your USDA eAuthentication password will expire. To use the system again, you will need to unlock your password.
- After 400 days with no login, your USDA eAuthentication account will be disabled. To unlock your account, please contact the eAuthentication Helpdesk via mail eAuthHelpDesk@ftc.usda.gov or call 800-457-3642. You may also visit the eAuthentication Help website http://www.eauth.egov.usda.gov/eauthHelp.html.
- To learn more about USDA eAuthentication password rules, see http://www.eauth.egov.usda.gov/USDA%20eA%20Registration%20Job%20Aid_v2.0.pdf
- Each person who uses USDA eAuthentication must use his or her own user id. No sharing is allowed. USDA reserves the right to terminate any account if this policy is violated.
Create eAuthentication Account to access ePermits