Get forms, reports, registration, and permits for pesticide use
Production Agriculture Permits
All growers that sell their agricultural products must obtain a permit through our office prior to spraying their crops with any kind of pesticide. There are two permits issued by our office. An Operator Identification Number and a Restricted Materials Permit.
Certified Private Applicator
To become a certified applicator, a grower must pass an exam given by our office. Once a grower or his / her representative is either a certified applicator or a commercial applicator (a commercial applicator license from the Department of Pesticide Regulation with category D would qualify), they are qualified to train any employees that will be handling pesticides, and will be allowed to purchase and apply California Restricted Materials.
Pest Control Business
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Agricultural Pest Control
Agricultural Pest Control applies pesticides to control weeds, gophers, and insect pests on plants, for hire
Before anyone applies pesticides for hire, they must be licensed through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and must register with our county on an annual basis. Santa Clara County's registration fee is $50.00 for Pest Control Businesses and $25.00 for Maintenance Gardener Businesses.
Agricultural Pest Control Licenses: We have applications for Qualified Applicator Licenses, Qualified Applicator Certificates, and Pest Control Advisors at our office. You can also download the applications from DPR's website.
Structural Pest Control
Structural Pest Control applies pesticides indoors and around the perimeter of buildings to control pests such as termites, ants, cockroaches, spiders, mice, etc.
Before you apply pesticides for hire, you must be licensed through the Structural Pest Control Board and registered in each county you intend to perform pest control in. The registration fee in Santa Clara County is $10.00 for Branch 2 & 3 companies and $25.00 for Branch 1 companies.
Structural Applicator Exam: Santa Clara County no longer offers the structural applicator exam. The Structural Board now offers Operator, Field Representative, and Applicator exams at official testing centers.
Division of Agriculture
San Jose, CA 95112
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