Apply for this licence

Start now on the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website


You must register your potato seed crop with the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).

Classification is carried out by at least 2 inspections by DARD.

How to apply

Contact DARD to arrange inspection.

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 0300 200 7852


Once you’re registered:

  • you’ll be issued with a growers number
  • your details will be added to the annual Northern Ireland Register of Pre-Basic and Basic Seed Potato Crops
  • you’ll be able to apply for plant passport labels for your crop

All potatoes marketed will also be inspected by DARD to ensure that quality standards are met.