Pesticide Regulation

picture of inspectorsThe Pesticide Regulation Section administers Maryland's Pesticide Applicator's Law, approves training courses in the handling, storage and use of pesticides, conducts examinations to determine that pesticide applicators are competent to follow prescribed pest control practices, enforces federal laws on the sale and use of pesticides, and investigates pesticide accidents or incidents and consumer complaints on pesticide misuse.

To find out more, call Pesticide Regulation at (410) 841-5710.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Registration of pesticide products is handled by the Maryland Department of Agriculture's State Chemist's Section.


Contact Information

Robert Hofstetter​
Program Manager
Pesticide Regulation Section

Telephone: 410-841-5710

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