On May 28th, the Commissioner signed the spotted lanternfly quarantine into effect.
The quarantine can be found on our website at https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/spotted-lanternfly-quarantine.pdf.
If businesses are moving out of the quarantined area, then they are required to get a Spotted Lanternfly Permit and fill out an inspection statement. They must have their permit with them and the inspection statement must be completed and signed and accompany the shipment. Permitting information can be found on our webpage at https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/plant-industry-services.shtml. Businesses will need to take a training and submit their completion credential and a Spotted Lanternfly Permit Application to our office and we will issue the permit.
If businesses are moving within the quarantined area, they will be required to conduct an inspection to ensure that the regulated articles are free of Spotted Lanternfly. No permit or inspection statement is required.