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Spotted Lanternfly Permits

Get your Spotted Lanternfly Permit – If you travel in or out of the quarantine area your business is required to have a Spotted Lanternfly permit. You must have a permit to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone.  So even if your business is not located in the quarantine zone and you deliver to that zone or provide services in that zone or pick up product in that zone, you must have a permit to enter, then leave, that zone. Criminal and civil penalties of up to $20,000 and prison time can be imposed for violations by businesses or individuals.


Working with PDA, Penn State Extension created an online course for companies to receive training and permits as needed. You can find the link to the course at

Companies should designate specific employees to take the course. Once a designated employee passes this course, his or her company will receive spotted lanternfly permits for company vehicles. The designated employee must train fellow employees to work in the quarantine zone without inadvertently spreading these insects and endangering agriculture and commerce. This course includes fact sheets to use with training.


Here are some more details on the permit process:

 • There is no cost to businesses to obtain a permit.

 • The permit process requires managers and/or supervisors to complete the online permit course to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the pest and quarantine requirements.

 • The course may be completed in one session or in increments as the participant’s schedule permits.

 • During registration, each manager/supervisor taking the course enters the number of permits he/she is responsible for overseeing.

 • The course includes educational materials and other resources that may be used or adapted for employee training and documentation purposes.

 • After successful completion of the permit course, that person is considered a trainer and will be responsible for training all employees on what to look for and how to safeguard against moving spotted lanternfly on products, vehicles and other conveyances. Individual employees should not take the online permit course.

 • Print the certificate of completion; copy and use as a temporary permit(s). Official permit(s) will be mailed in 2-3 weeks.

 • Recordkeeping of training, inspection of vehicles, and control measures taken (such as vehicle washes, destruction of living lanternfly, etc.) must be maintained for a minimum of two years.

 • Direct additional questions to


Permits are reciprocal between states.




For more information on permits, visit the PDA Spotted Lanternfly website


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