Agricultural Commissioner
Protect and perpetuate Agriculture, the #1 industry in Butte County, by ensuring a safe and healthy agriculture product. Promote and provide confidence of buyers and sellers by ensuring fairness in local, national and international trade. Protect and promote the well being of all our customers and our community through the fair, equitable application of agricultural and weights and measures standards, emphasizing education and cooperation, including the use of technology to enhance customer service.

Operator Identification Numbers and Restricted Material Permits may be obtained through our office during our regular business hours.  Once the information is processed, you may access your information online with an assigned username and password from our office.  There you may be able to file Notice of Intents and pesticide use reports.   

Private Applicator Certificate Expiration Chart
Last Names that start with A-H Expire 12/31/2015
Last Names that start with I-Q Expire 12/31/2016
Last Names that start with R-Z Expire 12/31/2014

(In order to renew your card you must present six hours of continuing education prior to your card's expiration date or you will need to re-take the test.)

2014 Butte County Rice Conditions


Propanil, Propanil NOI & 1 Mile Wind Speed Monitoring Sheet, 1/2 Mile Wind Speed Monitoring Logsheet
Regiment, 1/2 Mile Wind Speed Monitoring Logsheet, 2 Mile Wind Speed Monitoring Logsheet
Bolero/Abolish (Thiobencarb), Methyl Parathion and Malathion, Rice NOA
Rice Emergency Controlled Release Form
Butte County Air Quality Management District Agreement

Please contact our office for more County specific information.

Pesticide Use Reports

These reports correspond with the Notice of Intents. These forms account for the amount of chemicals used within a 30 day period. They should be filed by the grower or applicator by the 10th day of the following month of application. Pesticide Control Operators (PCO) have 7 days after the application date to file the report.

Butte-Yuba-Sutter Water Quality Coalition

Butte-Yuba-Sutter Water Quality Coalition - Summer 2014 Newsletter

Right to Farm

Butte County Code - Chapter 35 - Protection of Agricultural Land

General Real Estate Ag Declaration
Art 1.5-Civil Code Buyer-Ag Declaration
Current Owner Ag Declaration
Development Ag Declaration
CA Notary Statement

Structural Pest Control Business

The Agricultural Commissioner is also charged with monitoring and inspecting the pesticide use activities of companies and agencies that perform chemical pest control operations in and around homes, buildings, parks, and rights-of-way. This involves spot inspections, headquarter audits, and ensuring that these businesses are properly licensed and registered to work in Butte County. These county enforcement actions, in collaboration with the California Structural Pest Control Board and the Department of Pesticide Regulation, help to protect people and the environment to assure safe pesticide applications in urban areas. 

Other available packets

  • Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Business License Packet
  • Pest Control Business License Packet
  • Pest Control Dealer Designated Agent License Packet
  • Pesticide Broker License Packet 

Department of Pesticide Regulations License webpage


Main Office
Phone: 530.538.7381
Fax: 530.538.7594

Chico District Office
Phone: 530.891.2754
Fax: 530.879.3393

Gridley District Office
Phone: 530.846.4557
Fax: 530.846.5271

View full list of contacts.


Main Office:
316 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday

District Offices:
196 Memorial Way
Chico, CA 95926
Monday to Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm

239 Sycamore Street
Gridley, CA 95948
Monday to Friday
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Excludes Holidays

View full list of locations.

Agricultural Resources
Amended Nut Crop Theft Ordinance
2013 Walnut Buying Period Announced
CDFA's Enforcement Branch
Cal Ag Permits - Contact our office for login information.
Napa County Ag Commissioner - Instructional videos and handouts are available through Napa County's website.
Agricultural Commissioner

316 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

Richard Price
Agricultural Commissioner

Butte County Extension (Farm Advisor)
Visit the Farm Advisor website for information about continuing education options.