Minnesota Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Lawn Chemical Contractor Law

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Minnesota pesticide, fertilizer, and lawn chemical contractors are subject to a special law that requires them to provide certain details in a written contract:

A contract for landscape application must be in writing, and must be signed by both the commercial application company and the property owner or the owner’s agent. The contract must, at a minimum, contain the following information:

  1. the name, address, and phone number of the commercial application company;
  2. the total number of the regularly scheduled landscape applications to be performed each year;
  3. the cost of each regularly scheduled application and the yearly cost for all landscape applications; and
  4. the ending date of the contract.

See Minnesota Statute section 325F.245 subdiv. 2.

This section does not apply to any single or isolated landscape application where the property owner or its agent verbally consents to the single or isolated application. See Minnesota Statute section 325F.245 subdiv. 6(3).

A person who violates this section is subject to the penalties and remedies, including a private right of action, as provided in Minnesota Statute section 8.31. See Minnesota Statute section 325F.245 subdiv. 7.