Pet Food Program

Dosage Form Animal Health Products

Fertilizer, Plant Amendment, Plant Biostimulant, and Soil Amendment Program

Lime Program

Animal Feeds, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime

Animal feed, including pet foods, commercial fertilizers, lime and seeds sold in the state of Vermont must be registered with the Agency and meet both statutory and rule requirements.  Feed, fertilizer, seed and lime products that are made, sold or otherwise distributed in Vermont may be inspected, sampled and tested by the State to ensure that products are labeled correctly, and are not harmful to human, animal or plant health. The Agency may take corrective actions including fines, stopping sales, and other actions for products and companies that are not in compliance. Annual registration and tonnage (if applicable) fees may be found on the applications below.  Product renewals are sent out annually.

For complaints or concerns about feed, seed or fertilizers please contact 802-828-5050 or email

For questions concerning registration of products please contact 802-828-2436 or email

The 2018 Fertilizer Distribution and Sample Summary Report is available in pdf format. It can be found here.

Information on the Pet Food Product Guarantee testing done by the State laboratory is found here.

Fertlizer Tonnage Report Form is found here.

New product applications

Notes about fertilizer product registration- there is no fee for chlorine or silica. Please do not include labels larger than 8½" x 11" for products

Related rules and regulations

6 VSA Chapter 26 - Commercial Feeds Law

6 VSA Chapter 28 - Fertilizer & Lime Law

6 VSA Chapter 35 - Vermont Seed Laws






Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431