- Seed Registration Application (Application can be completed as a fillable PDF. Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.)
- Once you have completed and signed your application, please send it via email with the Subject: Electronic Application and be sure to include your contact number and preferred method of payment (see below).
- If you need help, email us with the Subject: Help - Electronic Application along with your contact information and we will call you.
- Not sure how to electronically sign a PDF? We've created instructions.
- As a result of the COVID-19 response, the preferred method of submission for payment and applications is electronic. Electronic payments and applications can be processed much more quickly than paper which, in the current environment, are likely to experience a very significant delay.
- Payment Options: Electronic check or card. Review the electronic payment information provided for reference only so that you will know what information to provide when you speak with the Colorado Department of Agriculture to make payment. Please do not send this information via email.
- Renewing your registration with AG license
- The Dos and Don'ts of Selling Seed in CO; A retailers guide
- Seed Business Search
- Hemp Certified Seed Application
Why Register to sell and label seed?
What does a label tell us about seed?
Seed Arbitration and Complaints
- Seed Labeling and Inspection
CDA inspectors check labels on seed sold in retail stores for expired germination test dates and collect seed samples to send off for lab analysis to check accuracy and truth of labeling. Presence or sale of noxious weed seed is also monitored.
Seed labeling - Every container of seed sold, or offered or exposed for sale in Colorado must have a legible, plainly written label or tag in English on it. Labels must have information on them describing the:
- Name, kind of type of seed
- A germination test date or “packed for” date
- Name and address of the person who labeled the seed.
Noxious Weed seeds - Noxious weed seed is seed produced from plants that are especially troublesome and detrimental and which may cause damage or loss to a considerable portion of the land or livestock of a community. There are two classes of noxious weed seed:
- Prohibited noxious weed seed: Seed of perennial, biennial, and annual weeds, which are highly detrimental and especially difficult to control. The presence of prohibited noxious weed seed precludes the sale of seed for propagation.
- Restricted noxious weed seed: Seed of weeds which are very objectionable in fields, lawns, and gardens but which can be controlled by good cultural practices. Restricted noxious weed seed is tolerated, as long as the percentage per pound present is stated on the label and is within in amounts allowed by rule (8CCR 1203 –6).