Licensing

Licensing

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) issues licenses to regulate the production and sale of food, fuel, pesticides, animals, and other agricultural products that are produced or sold in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture issues licenses to regulate the production and sale of food that’s produced and consumed here. Licenses ensure fairness, safety, and proper oversight, benefiting everyone – growers, producers, sellers and consumers.

We strive to provide exceptional customer service, technical expertise, promptness, and courtesy while issuing and renewing licenses, certifications, and registrations. Our goal is to fulfill our customers’ needs by delivering service that’s transparent, efficient and compassionate.

Important: You must provide proof of citizenship or legal residency when you apply for a license. GDA requires S&V (Secure & Verifiable) documents for all licensees. See the S&V Details page and S&V FAQ for complete information.

 


Looking for companies licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture?  See our Find Licenses page.


 

Licenses, Permits, and Certifications

Contact the Licensing Team