Property Pesticide Exclusion Request
Residents who request their property be excluded from all pesticide applications (including larvicide as well as adulticide) must comply with the legal process to exempt their property (333 CMR Section 13.03), individuals may request exclusion from wide area applications of pesticides. This includes applications performed by the Mosquito Control Project/District that may provide services in your city/town.
Requests must be made to the Department of Agricultural Resources in accordance with 333 CMR 13.03 and will go into effect fourteen (14) days from the date the request is received by the departments. All exclusion requests expire on December 31st of the calendar year in which it was made. The exclusion request may be accessed from either our districts website or directly from the Department of Agricultural website (the site links will be updated when we receive notification from DAR).
Online Property Exclusion Request Form
Resident Services – Property Pesticide Exclusion Request
Please use the forms (when available) provided and submit
This form must be submitted by certified letter dated between January 1 and March 1, of the year the exclusion is requested, to the Municipal Clerk in the town in which the property exists. The exclusion will run from April 1 of that year to March 31 of the following year.
Property exclusion from pesticide application (“no sprays”)
New legislation has been adopted for property exclusions from pesticide application. MDAR will be handling the requests from the public through an online service. This year they will be accepting exclusions that come to Town/City Clerks as they have in the past; prior to the March 1st deadline.
The NEMMC District has not received complete information regarding the process from MDAR and SRB. Essentially property owners will be able to submit exclusion requests to the MDAR/SRB directly, either by mail or online (system is not yet finalized). Property owners will be able to submit exclusions that will go into effect 14 days after exclusion has been received by MDAR/SRB. The State will forward the exclusions to the Districts, with date received by State is the starting time for the 14 day notice.
NEMMC will be forwarding you additional information as we receive updates. We will pick up any exclusions that come to the Town/City Clerks as we have in the past. (We will do this after March 1, 2017.)
This new process will remove the responsibility of the collection of exclusions from Town/City Clerks for the ensuing years.
Thank you for your past assistances in this process, we will keep you up-to-date as we are informed.
We will have a new Website going online soon once we receive complete information from the state we will have a link for property exclusions.
Acting Executive Director NEMMC