Learn about plant quarantine requirements
California's unique environment is vulnerable to damage by invasive species. Many exotic organisms arrive in California by "hitchhiking" on imported goods. The Division of Agriculture has an important role in protecting California from the introduction and establishment of these non-native species
Agricultural shipments entering California are placed under quarantine and cannot be moved or sold once they arrive at their destination until the local county agricultural office inspects and releases them. Plants, cut flowers, seeds, and fruit that arrive in Santa Clara County via UPS, Fed Ex, Air Freight, and Postal facilities are also inspected. This inspection program helps maintain the quality of our urban and rural environment by limiting the introduction of damaging pests.
Keep your nursery pest free to help prevent the spread of pests! See below for the application for license to sell nursery stock.
- Plant quarantine manual
- Mailing plants, leaves, and fruit
Is it possible to bring fruit or plants into California? Can I ship something I've grown to someone else? What happens if something is rejected?
- Moving to Santa Clara County from a Spongy Moth State?
Division of Agriculture
San Jose, CA 95112
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