Operator ID gives an individual a permit to purchase non-restricted materials
through a commercial Pest Control Dealer. This permit is valid until December
31st on a three year rotation based on the first letter of the permitee's last
Restricted Materials Permit: The applicator must acquire a Private Applicator
Certificate (PAC) to apply restricted materials to any property. In order to do
so they must pass a multiple choice test. (Study guides, publication # 3383 are
available through the U.C. Cooperative Extension, located in Oroville.) Once
the PAC is obtained a Restricted Materials permit may be issued. It would
include the Site ID of the property and the appropriate restricted materials.
This permit would allow the applicator to buy restricted materials from any
licensed Pest Control Dealer and is valid until December 31st on a three year
rotation based on the first letter of the permitee's last name. To renew the
permit the applicator must re-take the the test or obtain six hours of
continuing education hours.
Employers with Employees: Training guides are available at any of our offices.
The packet includes a Hazard Communication training program, definitions of
related words, a checklist of records and forms required for all growers,
growers with field workers, and growers with employees who handle pesticides.
Also included is an optional form for pesticide safety training for field
workers and an application record sheet. Training may be conducted by any
person holding a current Private Applicator Card, Qualified Applicator License,
Qualified Applicator Card or other qualified persons.
Notice of Intent (NOI): A 24 hour NOI must be filed to the Oroville office prior to the
application of all restricted materials. (Some materials may require a longer
notice of intent.)
Oroville Office: (530) 538-2116, 24 hours/ 7 days/week
In Person: Drop
boxes in Chico & Gridley; Oroville 7:30-12 & 1-4:30, M-F
Office: (530) 538-7594
you contact the office before 10:00am you may begin the application any time
the following day. If you call after 10:00am you must wait 24 hours to apply.
Re-Notice is required if the application does NOT begin within 4 days following
the intended application date. No pre-application waiting period is required
following a RE-Notice.
NOI Form (Attached)
Online Access: You may request an online username and password for the use of
by phone, in person or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . This system was
designed to grant online access to agricultural permits and enable submissions
of notice of intents and pesticide use reports.
may access instructional videos and handouts through Napa
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
Clincher & Propanil Aerial Application Zones 2013
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.
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