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Nursery and landscape licensing

Get authorized to use plants for interior and exterior beautification

Types of licenses and permits

Horticulture licenses are usually required if you are working with and/or selling live plants. This at-a-glance comparison tells you what you might need.

What you want to do

Type of license or permit needed

Recommend and execute beautification through plants

Landscape Horticulturalist License

Sell, lease, and/or maintain nursery stock

Landscape Horticulturalist License or Nursery Stock Dealer Permit

Sell nursery stock that you grow

Nursery Grower Permit

Operate a nursery

Landscape Horticulturalist License or Nursery Stock Dealer Permit

Draw landscape designs

Landscape Architect License

Work on landscape irrigation systems

Landscape Irrigation Contractor License

Requirements to stay compliant

To stay in compliance once licensed, you must:


Yard work (cutting lawns, edging, and hand-weeding beds) is not regulated by our department and does not require a license.

Updating your information

Once licensed, if your address or contact information changes, request a change of information .

Licensed nursery and landscape professionals in Louisiana

Licenses and permits

Contact info

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