Pesticide Use Reporting and Data
Pesticide use reporting
Structural and agricultural pest control businesses, as well as growers, ranchers, and other entities that hold an operator identification number or restricted materials permit, are required to submit pesticide use reports (PURs) to our office. If a pest control company is doing agricultural pest control work, then the PUR must be submitted within 7 days of the completion of the pesticide application. All other pest control businesses, permittees and operator ID holders must submit a monthly summary of their pesticide use by the 10th day of the following month e.g. all of June applications must be submitted in a monthly report by July 10th.
In general, pesticide use reports may be submitted electronically on the state CalAgPermits website, by mail, by fax or in person at either of our office locations. Structural pest control companies that report pesticide use must submit an original stamp on each paper copy use report. When use is electronically reported on CalAgPermits, the stamp number must be entered directly on the use report.
The Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture doesn’t currently require PURs to be submitted online, but we highly encourage online submission. In the future, submissions will be required to be done online, so we recommend that pesticide users try to transition to the electronic reporting system. If you would like to learn more about CalAgPermits, view previous use reports, access their permit or Operator ID, and submit Notices of Intent for restricted material applications, please contact us at one of our offices. A biologist will be happy to set up your account, walk you through the process of submitting online and answer any questions. If you do not have access to a computer or internet service, you can pick up paper PURs and NOIs at our Concord or Knightsen offices.
Pesticide use data
Pesticide use, permittee and field boundary data is compiled and posted on our website quarterly. Annual data is also accessible for past years. The information is available in Excel so that it can be sorted according to the needs of the user and as shape files (field boundaries). If you require additional information or have questions about the data, please contact our office.