Plant Laws

The Arizona Department of Agriculture website has a great deal of information relating to the protection of native plants in the State of Arizona. Information on plant salvage and recovery is governed by state law under Arizona Revised Statutes Title 3.
Go to Chapter 7, Arizona Native Plants. Or go to Arizona Revised Statutes for specific information.

Their website also provides information about obtaining a form to remove protected plants and locations for obtaining permits They also have a list of Protected Native Plants.

If you have any questions about plant salvage procedures, tagging requirements, etc., please contact:

In Phoenix:
Kevin ‘Zeke’ Austin 
Ph: (602)364-0907
Cell: (602)908-3396

In Tucson:
Mike Reimer
Ph:(520)628-6317 (M & F only 8-12 for walk-ins)
Cell: (520)237-2072
DISTRICT OFFICE ADDRESSES: Permits can be obtained from the following offices:

Phoenix Office
1688 W. Adams, Room 415
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7182

Monday through Friday-8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Tucson Office
400 W. Congress, Ste. 124
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628-6310

Monday and Fridays only-8:00AM-12:00PM

Yuma Office
3893 S. 4th Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85365
(520) 341-1680

Call to make an appointment.