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How much does a Tennessee pesticide applicator bond cost?
Tennessee pesticide applicator bond costs start at $100 annually. The $50,000 bond amount for a commercial applicator with a structural license costs $250 annually. The $10,000 pest control surety bond amount for all other license categories costs $100 annually.
How do I get a pesticide applicator bond in Tennessee?
You can purchase your Tennessee pesticide applicator bond online 24/7. Simply select the bond amount required for your license type and provide the following information for Department of Agriculture filing approval.
- pest control business name
- license type
Once your payment has been processed, your official pest control bond will be emailed to you instantly.
How fast can I get a pesticide applicator bond?
SuretyBonds.com offers instant Tennessee pesticide applicator bond delivery 24/7. Buy your pest control bond now to receive your official documents delivered in minutes by email.
What is a Tennessee pesticide applicator bond?
The Tennessee Application of Pesticides Act of 1978 requires individuals file a surety bond before being licensed to control, manage, and/or eradicate weeds, plant diseases, insects, rodents, birds, or other vertebrate/invertebrate pests. State form AG-0105 is officially titled the “Certificate of Surety Bond” but is more commonly known as the “pest control company bond,” “pest control applicator bond,” or just “pest control bond.” Those licensed as a commercial applicator file a $50,000 bond while all other license types file a $10,000 bond.
Why do I need a pest control surety bond?
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture requires any pest control business applicant file a Tennessee pesticide applicator bond before they can receive a license to operate in the state. By filing Tennessee surety bond form AG-0105 you agree to comply with all terms and conditions of the Tennessee Application of Pesticides Act of 1978. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to your full $10,000 or $50,000 bond amount, which you'd be required to reimburse.
Who regulates my pest control company?
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Pesticides Program enforces licensing regulations for the state's pest control professionals. If you have questions about your surety bond, license application, or current license status, you can contact the DOA Pesticides Program by calling 1(615)837-5148. You can find additional contact information on the DOA Pesticides Inspector Staff page.
How do I update or change my pesticide applicator bond form?
If the Tennessee Department of Agriculture requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety company. If you purchased your pest control bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested are your company name, address, or license type.
How do I renew my Tennessee pesticide applicator bond?
You must renew your pest control surety bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, we'll email you a new surety bond form to be filed for your next license term.
How do I get a pesticide applicator license in Tennessee?
You must submit the following information and materials to obtain a Tennessee pesticide applicator license.
- license and charter application
- Tennessee surety bond in the correct required amount
- liability insurance coverage
- errors and omissions liability coverage (only required for WDO licensees)
- payment of fees
Mail your completed application package and check made payable to “Tennessee Department of Agriculture” to the following address.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Attn: pest control
P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204