Placer County Agriculture Department ensures that pesticides are used in an appropriate and responsible manner that protects the environment, the public and applicators. County inspectors enforce laws and regulations pertaining to the use of all pesticides in agricultural, structural, right-of-way, landscape maintenance, and home use settings. Inspectors conduct field inspections of applications and pesticide storage as well as the records of pesticide dealers and employers with employees handling pesticides for compliance.

Appointments for pesticide permits can be made by calling: 530-889-7372.

If you are renewing or applying for a Restricted Materials Permit, you will need to consider the information found here and submit an Alternatives Considered Worksheet prior to your appointment.


​Continuing Education

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to offer our annual in-person continuing education (CE) course for growers/private applicator certificate (PAC) holders. 

The following list offers free and for a fee online CE opportunities.
If you have any questions about continuing education or renewing your PAC please call our office.


San Joaquin County Ag Commissioner (Offering free online CE Classes)

Stanislaus Farm Bureau Virtual Spray Safe & Safety Seminar (November 19-20,2020)

Fees May Apply

AG CEU (Online - Fees may apply)

UC IPM Training Classes (Online - Fees may apply)

To search upcoming CE classes

Department of Pesticide Regulation Approved & Pending CE Classes