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Posted: 12/19/2017

Maryland State Chemist Improves Consumer Protection with Online Product Registration Portal

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently launched the State Chemist Product Registration portal that allows manufacturers to electronically submit registration renewals and applications for products that are required to be registered in the state of Maryland.

MDA State Chemist has been in continuous operation since 1833, responsible for regulating the sale and distribution of pesticides, animal feeds, pet foods, fertilizers, compost, soil conditioners and agricultural liming materials. The mission is to enhance and promote agricultural production; protect consumers, animals and the environment from unsafe products.

“We've put a lot of work into creating a system that makes product registration and renewal simpler,” said MDA State Chemist Program Manager Tom Phillips. “We hope that our customers will find the tools offered effective and convenient.”

Prior to the launch of the online platform, new manufacturers registered manually by downloading non-fillable forms. Registered manufacturers were sent paper copies of renewals for specific products based on what was registered the previous year.

Companies registered more than 2,767 products through the portal in the first week of the service going live. The user-friendly design and time saving portal offers manufacturers the ability to:

  • Register and pay for multiple products at once
  • Manage registered products on demand
  • Print registration certificate upon registration or anytime thereafter
  • Access to the portal 24/7
  • Pay with credit card or eCheck/ACH

Currently, the State Chemist Product Registration portal accepts registration and renewals for pesticide products with other regulated products being added continuously. The service can be accessed by visiting

The State Chemist Product Registration portal was developed for the state of Maryland at no cost by NIC Maryland, through a statewide self-funded digital government master services agreement with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

About NIC Maryland

NIC Maryland builds, operates, maintains, and markets the official website of the state of Maryland, and its digital government services. NIC Maryland is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and NIC Maryland. NIC Maryland helps Maryland state and local government entities web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a self-funded digital government services contract. NIC Maryland has developed dozens of digital government products and services for the state of Maryland since the contract was awarded in August 2011.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at

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