CalAgPermits webusers may login at www.calagpermits.org with an assigned username and password from our department. This system was designed to grant online access to agricultural permits and enable submissions of notice of intents and pesticide use reports.
Non-webusers may access instructional videos and handouts through Napa County CAC
An 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 name.
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.)
NOI Contact Information
Telephone: 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
Fax: Oroville Office: (530) 538-7594
If 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.
A 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.
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
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