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El Dorado and Alpine Counties

Department of Agriculture

Weights and Measures

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Our Mission:

To protect, enhance, and promote the preservation of agriculture and the environment, sustain public health, safety, and the welfare of all citizens, all the while providing consumer and marketplace protection through the fair and equitable enforcement of laws and regulations.

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Our staff is dedicated to assisting the residents of El Dorado County through our various programs and services, including, but not limited to: pesticide registration and regulation, nursery inspections and compliance, organic production, pest detection, weed abatement, crop statistics, wildlife services, land use information, and consumer and business protection through our weights and measures program.

From this site you will be able to find links to the extensive collection of programs performed by our department, upcoming events, and regional items of interest. Scroll down for announcements and press releases. 
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To contact a farm advisor or access any other advisory or research needs, visit the University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra, located across the hall from our Department, or visit their website at: cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu


Ag Pass Program

Annual Pesticide Permit, OPID and Business Registration Renewals

We will start offering 2024 permit and OPID renewals on December 1st, 2023. Please call (530) 621-5520 to make an appointment. No walk-ins accepted.

Pest control businesses and farm labor contractor registrations are now being accepted for 2024. Forms and fees for each type of registration are available on our Forms page at https://www.edcgov.us/Government/ag/Pages/forms.aspx. Payment is accepted by cash or check ONLY. 

Livestock Related

Want to learn more about cattle health? Sign up for educational webinars from the University of California here.

Ranch Marketing & Winery Ordinance

Compost Program - El Dorado Disposal

El Dorado Disposal has announced a Pilot Compost Program for agricultural and community use per CA SB-1383. Pilot Compost Procurement Program.pdf

Other Announcements

Keep Spotted Lanternfly out of California. Learn more about this invasive pest and what to do if you see one in English or Spanish

The Weights and Measures device fee schedule is available. Click here to download and view fees.

Accepted Customs and Standards for Bird Frightening Devices

USDA informational document, "Bark Beetles in California Conifers. Are Your Trees Susceptible?" can be downloaded by clicking here.

California Department of Food and Agriculture's Drought Resources Webpage

Regarding the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Small Farm Irrigation Rate