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Plant and Plant Product Permits

Under authority of the Plant Protection and Honeybee Acts, APHIS requires phytosanitary permits for the importation and transit of plants and plant products and the importation, transit, domestic movement (including interstate), and environmental release of organisms that impact plants. Visit APHIS’ Plant Import Information website to learn more about phytosanitary permits or call APHIS Permit Services toll free at (877) 770-5990. 

To obtain or renew a phytosanitary permit, please use APHIS’ electronic permitting system APHIS eFile. This web-based tool will allow you to apply for a permit, check its status, and view it online. Please visit APHIS eFile to create an account and apply for a permit.

Use the email addresses below to ask questions or seek help with the following phytosanitary permit types:

Timber and Timber Product Import Permits: wood.permits@usda.gov

Controlled Import Permits: controlled.import.permits@aphis.usda.gov

Plants or Seeds Import Permits: plantsforplantingpermits@usda.gov

Protected Plant Permits: PPQCITESESAPermits@usda.gov

Pests, Live insects, Viruses, Bacteria, and Soil Inquiries: Pest.Permits@usda.gov

Transit Permits: PPQ.transit.permits@usda.gov

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