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As APHIS strives to meet the needs of the eGovernment initiative, we are starting to deploy the APHIS eFile system, in addition to the ePermits system, which both offer an electronic option to issue permits, certificates, and other regulation-based verifications to USDA's customers and business partners. Users will be required to have an eAuthentication account to apply for permit applications.

APHIS continues to offer a manual process, in addition to the online eFile and ePermits systems, however, we encourage you to take advantage of the online options. This will help to expedite the permitting process and enable users to track the status of their permits, confirm receipt, and easily amend or renew existing permits. Please use the links below to apply online.

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PPQ 525: Application for permit to receive soil
PPQ 526: Application for permit to move live plant pests, biological control agents, or noxious weeds
PPQ 546: Agreement for postentry quarantine
PPQ 585: Application for permit to import timber or timber products
PPQ 586: Application for Permit To Transit Plants and/or Plant Products, Plant Pests, and/or Associated Soil Through The United States
PPQ 587: Application for permit to import plants or plant products
PPQ 588: Application for permit to import prohibited plants or plant products for experimental purposes
PPQ 621: Application for protected plant permit to engage in the business of importing, exporting or re-exporting terrestrial plants or plant products that are protected

Click on options listed below to print form (pdf) and send by email (preferred), fax, or mail.

Mail to: Plant Protection and Quarantine 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale Park, MD 20737

PPQ 525 - Application for permit to receive soil
Email: pest.permits@usda.gov
Fax: (301) 734-8693

PPQ 526 - Application for permit to move live plant pests, biological control agents, or noxious weeds
Email: pest.permits@usda.gov 
Fax: (301) 734-8693

PPQ 546 - Agreement for postentry quarantine
Email: plantsforplantingpermits@usda.gov
Fax: (301) 734-5786

PPQ 585 - Application for permit to import timber or timber products
Email: wood.permits@usda.gov
Fax: (301) 734-8529

PPQ 586 - Application for permit to transit plants and/or plant products through the United States
Email: ppq.transit.permits@usda.gov
Fax: (301) 734-0572

PPQ 587 - Application for permit to import plants or plant products
Fax: (301) 734-5786

PPQ 588 - Application for permit to import prohibited plants or plant products for experimental purposes
Email: controlled.import.permits@usda.gov
Fax: (301) 734-8529

PPQ 621 - Application for protected plant permit to engage in the business of importing, exporting or re-exporting terrestrial plants or plant products that are protected
To be mailed.

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