Pesticide Use Enforcement

The Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is responsible for local enforcement of the pesticide laws and regulations established at the State and Federal levels. The Pesticide Use Enforcement Program (PUE) strives to ensure that pesticides are used in a responsible and appropriate manner that protects the public, environment, employees, and the end user (i.e. applicators).  Under the guidance and direction of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Agricultural Commissioner administers the PUE program with jurisdiction over the use of pesticides in the county. Our Agricultural & Standards Inspectors conduct inspections at farm facilities, pest control businesses (agricultural & structural), pesticide dealers, municipalities (including cemeteries, parks, and golf courses) and any other businesses/agencies that use agricultural or structural use pesticides. We issue permits for the use of California Restricted Pesticides, register pest control businesses annually, and investigate complaints of pesticide misuse and reports of illnesses due to pesticides. The Agricultural Commissioner has statutory authority to levy administrative fines for violations of agricultural and structural pesticide use.​

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​​Pesticide Registrations:

Contact us to set up appointments for:

  • Restricted Materials Permits
  • Operator/Grower Identification Numbers​
  • Private Applicator Licensing Exams

​Additional Resources:

​Contact us to report pesticide related Incidents​ and ​illnesses or to receive information regarding licensing exams.


Agricultural Commissioner & Weights/Measures
4137 Branch Center Road (Map)
Sacramento, CA 95827
916-875-6603 or e-​m​ail ​ 

Office Hour​s:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed from noon - 1 p.m.)​​