Ginseng Harvester’s Permit

Department of Natural Resources


Permit establishes a program governing the harvesting and sale of American ginseng subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna.

Code Citation IC 456A.24 & IAC Chapter 78

Who Applies A harvester of wild ginseng.

When To Apply Anytime. Legal harvest season from September 1 through October 31.

Initial Requirements None.

Duration Valid from September 1 through March 15 of the following year.

Processing Time Two weeks.

Fee Structure The harvester’s permit is $35 for residents and $65 for nonresidents; there is also an additional processing fee associated with ELSI.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Karmin Klingenberg
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319