Certificates of Free Sale

What is a “certificate of free sale”?

A “Certificate of Free Sale” is a certificate issued by the Nevada Department of Agriculture to verify to a foreign government or buyer that an agricultural product is freely marketed in the state of Nevada. NRS 576.132 authorizes the Department to issue Certificates of Free Sale and charge a fee.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture provides a "free-sale certificate" for an agricultural product if:

1) An application is submitted in the manner prescribed by the Director
2) The applicant is located in this State; and
3) The agricultural product is grown, produced or processed in this State.

Section 121

An Agricultural product means a product of the soil, a farm product and any product commonly used to enhance agricultural production, including, without limitation, a product produced by hydroponic or aquatic farming. The term does not include a product inspected by a federal or other state agency.

Section 122

A Free-sale certificate means a document which certifies that an agricultural product which is proposed to be exported is the same type of agricultural product freely marketed and sold in this State

Applicants submit an application which must include a signed statement verifying the products listed on the application are freely marketed and sold in the USA. Certificates will only be issued for products that are freely marketed and sold in the USA.


Fax or Scan Completed Application for Certificate of Free Sale to:

Agricultural Product Applications and Dairy Product Applications
Fax Application to: (775) 353-3661 Attn: Dillon Davidson or Email to ddavidson@agri.nv.gov

Please Note:

  • Allow a minimum of 10 working days for your application to be processed.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for each certificate. An additional fee will be charged for replacement or voided certificates.
  • Payment can be made by check or credit card.
  • Please make checks out to the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
  • A Fed Ex account number is required for sending certificates.