Each year, certified operations are required to submit an annual renewal contract and pay certification fees for the upcoming year. You will receive a renewal package (contract and annual certification fee invoice) by mail and email in early November.
Submit your contract and payment by January 1. Completing your renewal on time allows us to group inspections throughout the next year so they are as cost-effective and timely as possible for each operation.
You may submit your contract and payment online at www.ccof.org/renew or in MyCCOF using the “Renew now” and “Pay now” buttons. You may also complete your annual renewal by mail or by calling (831) 423-2263.
Renewal contracts and invoices sent by email and mail.
January 1, 2023
All renewal contracts and annual payments are due.
A Notice of Noncompliance and a $150 late fee will be issued to operations that have not completed the renewal process (contract and payment) or surrendered their certification. This is also the last day to withdraw from certification without accruing 2023 certification fees.
A Notice of Proposed Suspension and an additional $150 late fee will be issued to all operations that have not completed the renewal process.
All operations that have not completed the renewal process will have their certification suspended. If your certification is suspended and you wish to be certified organic in the future, your organic certification must be reinstated by the National Organic Program (NOP) after a costly and lengthy process. We don’t want this to happen to you, so renew as soon as you can!
CCOF is happy to help you set up a payment plan if needed. Please contact our accounting department for more information about payment plans at firstname.lastname@example.org.