Selling pesticides

You must have a pesticide licence to sell domestic, commercial, restricted or permit-restricted pesticides.

Apply for a pesticide vendor licence

To apply for a pesticide vendor licence, you must have staff with a valid pesticide dispenser certificate

Starting on January 25, 2021, apply for your pesticide vendor licence at your nearest Service BC Centre.

To apply for a pesticide vendor licence at a Service BC Centre, you will need to bring:

  • A completed pesticide licence application form (PDF, 421KB)​
    • This is a new form. Older versions of the form won’t be accepted
  • Proof that your business is in good standing if it is registered with the BC Registrar of Companies
    • This can be a Certificate of Good Standing or a screenshot of an online search of the Corporate Registry at no charge
    • Service BC can provide the certificate for a fee
  • If you are renewing your licence, a copy of the email confirming receipt of the previous year’s annual summary report

Citizens not wishing to visit a Service BC office or out-of-province applicants may submit their completed application forms to applications.sbc@gov.bc.ca. You will be contacted for payment processing.


Understand the requirements for pesticide vendors

Pesticide vendor licence holders must follow the requirements under the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation. Vendor requirements also apply when selling pesticides remotely (not face-to-face).


Reporting forms

Record information for each sale of commercial and restricted labelled pesticides. When selling second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), extra information must be recorded.

Record total quantities of commercial, restricted and permit-restricted labelled pesticides sold in a calendar year. Submit this form by April 1 the following year.