Pesticide Safety & Use

Pesticide Exposure Emergency: Call 911

The Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office 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 (DPR) to enforce state laws and regulations pertaining to pesticide use, sales, licensing, worker safety, and pesticide use reporting.

Pesticide Use Compliance Guide for Employers and Businesses  Informs users, pest control businesses, and employers of their responsibility when working with pesticide handlers and field workers.

Permits and Registration

Operator Identification Numbers/Grower Permits For private individuals on personal property or production agriculture.

Restricted Materials Permits and Private Applicator Certification For certain materials requiring a license or certification for purchase and use.

Pest Control Businesses Includes maintenance gardeners performing pest control work for hire. All businesses are required to be licensed and registered in each county in which they perform pesticide work.

Pesticide Use Reporting

Additional Information & Regulations for Pesticides