PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Contacts:

Joe Debrow - Program Director: (334) 240-7233 
joe.debrow@agi.alabama.gov

Bridget Pope - Structural: (334) 240-7261 
bridget.pope@agi.alabama.gov 
 
Lisa Kervin - Horticulture: (334) 240-7269  
lisa.kervin@agi.alabama.gov 
 

The Professional Services section issues both Horticulture and Structural Professional Services Permits which must be renewed on an annual basis.  The time period for Horticulture and Structural permits begins on October 1st and expire on September 30th of each calendar year. 

The Horticulture Professional Services Permits are issued to businesses that engage in and solicit for Landscape Design (LD), Tree Surgery (TS), Setting of Landscape Plants (SLP) and Ornamental & Turf Pest Control (OTPS) and have a certified operator who has taken, passed and submitted their Commercial Applicators Permit Application with appropriate fees for the corresponding category(s).  The cost of an annual Horticulture Professional Services Permit is $175.00.

The Structural Professional Services Permits are issued to businesses that engage in and solicit for Household, institutional & industrial Pest Control (HPC), Fumigation Pest Control (FC) and Control and/or Eradication of Wood Destroying organisms (WDC) and have a certified operator who has taken, passed and submitted their Commercial Applicators Permit Application with appropriate fees for the corresponding category(s).  The cost of an annual Structural Professional Services Permit for a Main Office is $175.00, for a Branch Office $75.00 and a Sub Office is $50.00 plus $100.00 for each category of work certified to perform.

NEWS

AG AND AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT OF $987,000 TO STATE OF ALABAMA, REFUNDS FOR CONSUMERS

Attorney General Luther Strange and Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan announced a major settlement that could refund more than half-a-million dollars to Alabama consumers and bring nearly $1 million to the State of Alabama. The agreement—with Guardian Pest Control Inc., doing business as Knox Pest Control; and J.J.S.K. Solutions Inc.—also requires reforms of the companies’ business practices.

 If you are a victim of this settlement, please contact Pesticide Consumer Protection at 334-240-6580.
Click here to read the news release regarding this settlement.