Division of Agriculture
We serve local businesses, protect public health and the environment, and promote a wholesome and ample food supply.
Apply to become a Certified Private Applicator
To become a certified pesticide applicator, a grower must pass an exam given by our office.
Apply for an Operator Identification Number or a Restricted Materials Permit
All growers that sell their agricultural products must obtain a permit through our office prior to spraying their crops with any kind of pesticide.
Register your pest control business
All pest control businesses, advisors, pilots, and farm labor contractors that work in Santa Clara County must register with our office prior to performing work.
Certify to sell at County farmers markets
Growers must obtain a Certified Producer’s Certificate to sell at a Certified Farmers’ Market.
Request help to identify insects and pests
If you find an unusual insect or spider, and you are unable to identify it using the Internet or other resources, you can bring it to our office for identification.
View County's top crops in Annual Crop Reports (2022 and older)
Santa Clara County Report includes the gross value and production of agricultural commodities grown within the county.
View Growing Times newsletters for growers
The Growing Times newsletter is sent out to all the growers that are issued permits through our office.