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APHIS Customer Service Center
If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
ePermits Contact and Technical Support
Visit the ePermits Technical Support Page
to find permitting contact numbers and emails for questions regarding Import/U.S. Transit, Export, and Pet Travel. This page also provides information on how to reset forgotten User ID and passwords and ePermits Help Desk hours of operation.
Plant Import Information
Phone: PPQ's Permit Services
Email: Permit Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Export Information
For additional questions concerning Export Certifications, you may reach out to your State or State of export by contacting an Export Certification Specialist.
Report a suspected plant pest or disease.
Permits (ePermits), Notifications, Petitions
For questions and assistance regarding permit application status, whether or not you need a permit, and regulations and policies concerning allowable imports please contact the appropriate office listed below:
Plants and Plants Products
Phone: 301-851-2046 or
Toll free: 1-877-770-5990
Pest Permits and Noxious Weeds
Toll free: 866-524-5421
Genetically Engineered Organisms
ePermits Technical Support
Plant Imports (Contact Information)
Domestic Travel (Intrastate and Interstate Movement): For questions related to the movement of plants and plant products from one State to another or within a State, contact the State Plant Health Director.
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Animal and Animal Product Export Information
Imports (bring into the U.S. from another country)
Phone Number: 301-851-3300, option 4
(includes semen, embryos...) VS.Live.Animals.Import.Permits@usda.gov
Organisms and Vectors
Report a concern about animal welfareSearch Active Licensees, Registered Facilities, Annual Reports, and Inspection Reports
using the Animal Care Public Search Tool
WILDLIFE DAMAGEWildlife Services Contact Information
Contact the APHIS Webmaster to:
- report a website problem, such as a broken link or 404 error;
- request a website change or enhancement;
- send general correspondence to the webmaster;
If you have questions about Pet Travel, Veterinary Accreditation, Imports, Exports, Permitting, or other business-related inquiries, please contact the APHIS Customer Call Center at 1-844-820-2234, Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, CustomerServiceCallCenter@aphis.usda.gov or visit the Ask USDA website.
Address and Directions
United States Department of Agriculture
Directions to USDA Center at Riverside — APHIS Headquarters
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road
Riverdale, MD 20737