Fee Schedule

Areas of Organic Certification: Organic Crop or Greenhouse, Organic Livestock, Organic Handling

 

I. Organic Crop Production Fees:

• Initial Application Fee (Non-refundable)                                      $600

• Annual Renewal Fee                                                                  $500

 

Organic Inspection Fee based on Acreage

First 20 Acres                                                                              $10 / Acre ($100 min.)

Next 80  Acres                                                                             $7 / Acre

Next 400 Acres                                                                            $4 / Acre

Next 500 Acres                                                                            $3 / Acre

All Acres greater than 1,000                                                         $2 / Acre

 

II. Organic Livestock, Handling, Greenhouse and Hay Fees:

• Initial Application Fee (Non-refundable)                                      $600

• Annual Renewal Fee                                                                  $500

 

Organic Inspection Fee based on gross annual sales of organic product

Up to $10,000                                                                            $100

Up to $25,000                                                                            $200

Up to $50,000                                                                            $300

Up to $100,000                                                                          $400

Up to $200,000                                                                          $500

Up to $5,000,000                                                                       0.25% 

Above $5,000,000                                                                      Negotiable

Forage/pasture First 250 Acres                                                    $1 / Acre  ($100 min.)

Forage/pasture All other Acres                                                     $.25/Acre

 

III. Miscellaneous Fees:

• Postage and handling of unsigned or incomplete applications….Actual cost

• Copies of official documents…………….......................................Greater of $5 or $0.25/page

• Out of state travel………………................................................…Mileage and expenses at Clemson University rate

 

IV. Late Fees for Renewals:

• Recertification applications and renewal fees are due at Clemson's Organic Certification Program office no later than 60 days prior to the anniversary date of the applicant’s initial certification. Any recertification applications and renewal fees that are submitted after this time period will be charged a $100.00 late fee.

Last updated: Jan. 2012