Plant Imports

General Shipping Requirements

Each shipment or lot of plant material moving into Colorado must be plainly marked with the names and addresses of shipper and consignee and the general nature of the contents and bear a valid inspection certificate of the state of origin. Any shipment of plant material that is found or deemed liable, to carry pests may be sent out of the state or destroyed within forty-eight hours with no compensation to the owner. 

All nonresident nurserymen or dealers shall file a copy of their state certificate of inspection with the Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry. This requirement may be satisfied by filing with the Department a list of officially inspected and certified nurseries from the state of origin in lieu of individual certificates of inspection from each nursery.