This fact sheet has been prepared by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to provide guidance to Licensed Pesticide Dealers who are required to maintain records of restricted use pesticide sales. The MDA has adopted rules clarifying the purchase, pick up, and delivery of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) by pesticide end users, their family members and/or representatives. Please see “Restricted Use Pesticide Distribution Guidelines” fact sheet for additional clarification of sale/delivery requirements This guidance is intended to supplement - not replace - the Minnesota Pesticide Control Law and related rules.
Minnesota law requires Pesticide Dealers to record all sales of RUPs with required information on forms provided by the MDA, or on forms approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Computer generated forms and dealer invoices are permissible if all required information is listed at the time of sale.
Dealers must record required information on sales reports by the end of the business day the RUP is made available. Dealers must keep reports of restricted use sales at the location of sale for 5 years and may not consolidate sales from several locations into a single report.
Dealers maintaining computer generated dealer sales report must be able to produce a complete printed version upon request by the MDA at the time of an inspection. No additional information may be hand-written on computer report at a latter date.
List the following on each page of the sales report form.
List the following for each RUP sale made and listed on the sales report form.
Information not required on RUP sales reports
Each dealer must display their license in a prominent location and post MDA approved RUP placard stating “Restricted Use Pesticide - User Must Be Certified”. MDA provides placards at no charge to pesticide dealers.
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division