The North Dakota Department of Agriculture regulates the distribution and sale of fertilizers to protect consumers and ensure access to high quality fertilizer products. This page provides information on how to obtain a fertilizer distributor’s license and how to register fertilizer products in North Dakota.
All fertilizer materials, foliar fertilizers, micronutrients, specialty fertilizers, soil amendments and plant amendments must be registered with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture prior to being distributed or offered for sale. Information on how to obtain a fertilizer registration can be found in the NDDA Fertilizer Registration and Licensing Guidelines document to the left.
Any person who sells these materials to the end user (such as a farmer or landowner) must also have a commercial fertilizer distributor’s license. Businesses selling only non-agricultural, speciality fertilizers are exempt from the license requirement. In addition to the license requirements, all fertilizer products sold in packages over 25 lbs, including specialty products, are subject to annual fertilizer tonnage fees.
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has contracted with Kelly Registration Systems (KRS) to streamline our registration and licensing processes and to provide a more efficient electronic document management platform. Companies or individuals can submit applications and supporting documents online through a platform called KSAMS at http://www.kellysolutions.com/nd/. This includes renewals, initial applications and tonnage reports for all fertilizers. Registrants and licensees can also use KSAMS to submit revised supporting documents and labels. Persons are strongly encouraged to use the KSAMS registration option. You may request a username and password by contacting KRS at 1-800-803-5777 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact:
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Licensing and Registration Assistant
ND Dept. of Agriculture
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602
Bismarck ND 58505-0020
Phone: (701) 328-1500
FAX: (701) 328-4567