Pesticide Regulation

PesticidesThe Shasta County Department of Agriculture protects human health and the environment by regulating pesticide sales and use, and by supporting integrated pest management and best practices. We work closely with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) and the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) to enforce state laws and regulations pertaining to pesticide use, sales, licensing, worker protection safety, and pesticide use reporting.

Some of the industries we work with include:

  • Maintenance Gardeners
  • Structural Pest Control Companies
  • Agricultural Pest Control Operators
  • Pesticide Dealers
  • Public Agencies (e.g. Parks and Grounds, Roads, Schools)
  • Golf Courses, Industrial Sites, and other businesses whose employees use pesticides

We also assist landowners and property operators who wish to purchase and use regulated pesticides.

Growers may obtain site-specific permits from our office to purchase and use many agricultural chemicals. Pesticide Use Enforcement staff evaluate each permit application to determine if the pesticide can be used safely and effectively. Some pesticides require notice prior to use to assure permit conditions are met. Pesticide Use Reports are examined to monitor the use of Restricted Materials and track the agricultural and commercial use of pesticides in the county.

California Restricted Materials Notice of Intent (NOI) Direct Line: 530-224-4905

More on the Pesticide duties of the department.

Pesticide Business Registration Forms (Including Adviser, Pilot, and PCO)

Pesticide Licensing

Pesticide Use and Bees  Bee Check Pesticide Notification Number -- 530-224-4908

Employee Pesticide Training

Pesticide Use Reporting

Pesticide Use and Water

Special Local Need (SLN) pesticide database

  • This application is designed to allow users to search for active and inactive SLN registrations issued by DPR

Pesticide Complaint Information

Pesticide Regulation Links


Frequently Asked Questions About Pesticide Regulation...