Agricultural Pest Control


Pest control businesses, pest control advisers, and pilots are required to register annually with the Agricultural Commissioner of each county in which they intend to perform pest control. Pest control businesses are required to register before advertising, soliciting or operating in Contra Costa County. If you are dually licensed, please remember that your structural pest control business must also be registered annually. Maintenance gardener and pest control businesses also need to submit a current equipment list.

Pesticide use permits

California requires permits for restricted materials so that the local Agricultural Commissioner can assess, in advance, the potential effects of the proposed application on health and the environment. If you have questions about obtaining a site-specific permit for restricted materials, please contact us at 925-608-6600.


Registration forms

Agricultural pest control business registration (PDF)

Instructions for agricultural pest control registration (PDF)

Pest Control Advisor registration (PDF)

Pest control business equipment list (PDF)

Pest control pilot registration (PDF)

Registration Fee Schedule (PDF) 

Business records and worker safety forms

Annual pesticide training record for applicators (PDF)

Authorized representative form for Operator IDs and restricted material permits (PDF)

Pesticide safety training program (PDF)

Programa de capacitación escrito del empleador para el manipulador/Pesticide safety training program (PDF)

Registro de entrenamiento de seguridad para el uso de plaguicidas anual para aplicadores/Annual Spanish training record for applicators (PDF)

Restricted material permitting information

Respiratory protection program simplified version created by Kern County (PDF) 

Voluntary use posting for respirators (PDF)


California Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR)

DPR pesticide safety information series (agricultural and non-agricultural)

DPR respirator program information

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirator Small Entity Compliance Guide (PDF)

Restricted Materials Use Requirements

US Environmental Protection Agency endangered species information