Neighbor Notification Law

How to Comply

Albany County has passed a law requiring notification when commercial and residential lawn pesticides are used. The Albany County Department of Health has outlined the new pesticide usage law as it applies to you. Please click on the appropriate link below for more information.

Retailers can download a printable notice [.pdf, 4 Kb] to print on brightly colored paper for conspicuous display near pesticides.

Homeowners can download a printable lawn marker [.pdf, 12 Kb] to print and use.

You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the printable notices and the NYS pamphlets listed below.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has prepared four pamphlets to help you further understand your obligations:

Commercial Applicators [.pdf, 111 Kb]

Homeowners [.pdf, 72 Kb]

Retailers [.pdf, 74 Kb]

Owners and Owners' Agents [.pdf, 72 Kb]

For additional information, you can visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation web site at

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy