Nurseries, Florists & Landscaping

Plants Sold at a Local Greenhouse

The legislature and the Idaho nursery and florist industry found that the propagation and raising of nursery and florist stock is an agricultural pursuit that should be regulated and assisted by the Department of Agriculture to provide a high- quality and pest-free product to the citizens of Idaho and Idaho's external trading partners.

Anyone who engages in, conducts, or carries on the business of propagating, growing, selling, dealing in, or importing into Idaho, for sale or distribution, any nursery or florist stock, or engages in the installation of landscape plants, or acts as an agent, salesman, or solicitor for any nurseryman, florist, landscape contractor, or dealer in nursery or florist stock must first obtain a license to do so from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA).

Note: This license does not include Landscape Architects. To obtain information about a Landscape Architect license, please contact the Bureau of Occupational Licenses at (208) 334-3233 or visit their homepage at:

The license fee is $100.00 for each calendar year. The license expires January 1 of every year, no matter when in the calendar year the license is issued. The ISDA inspects as many licensed nurseries and florists as possible and as often as the department considers necessary to facilitate exports and to detect and control pests and diseases.

Application forms can be completed with this fillable PDF and printed off. Please mail the completed application form with a check for $100.00 to P.O. Box 790, Boise, ID 83701 or bring the application form into our office at 2270 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise with a check or exact change. Sorry, credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.