Agriculture Weights and Measures

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El Dorado and Alpine Counties
Department of Agriculture 

Weights and Measures

 Alpine County


Our Mission

To protect, enhance, and promote the preservation of agriculture and the environment, sustain public health, safety, and the welfare of all citizens, all the while providing consumer and marketplace protection through the fair and equitable enforcement of laws and regulations.


Our staff is dedicated to assisting the residents of El Dorado County through our various programs and services, including, but not limited to: pesticide registration and regulation, nursery inspections and compliance, organic production, pest detection, weed abatement, crop statistics, wildlife services, land use information, and consumer and business protection through our weights and measures program.

From this site you will be able to find links to the extensive collection of programs performed by our department, upcoming events, and regional items of interest. Scroll down for announcements and press releases.

University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra website

To contact a farm advisor or access any other advisory or research needs, visit the University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra, located across the hall from our Department, or visit the University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra website.



Ag Pass Program

The Ag Pass Training Classes(PDF, 6MB) will be held at the Department of Agriculture. At the dates below and on the flyer. Registration & liability waiver required. Links below.

  • May 8th & 29th, 2024
    11am-12pm annual renewal for existing pass holders
    1pm-4pm for new pass holders

CA Tree School

May be an image of tree and text that says 'Register Now for TREE SCHOOL! EI Dorado Session Center, Placerville ANR Forest Tree School ANR anyone interested forestry forestry. What to California Tree School all-day event dedicated unique engagement with forestry education. Class topics formats include: •Navigating through forests utilizing forester tools into forest mapping through hands-on demonstrations forestland through painting much more! interests Everyone has distinctive relationship with forests, each Tree School experience learning goals catalog build classes choose Visit our Tree School website for more information and register: Registration $70 per session. that Tree School ages and Scholarship funding for registration fees Questions? Contact No walk-in registrations'

Want to learn more about forest management and living with trees? Check out the CA Tree School! Tree School will be happening Saturday, June 1st, at the Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center in Placerville.

There are many different classes and subjects to choose covering topics from protecting forest health against disease and invasive species, to defensible space management, to learning about edible plants in our local forests. To view the class syllabus and register, check out the link below.

Cost is $70 and registration must be completed by May 25th at the latest. Hope to see you there!

Annual Pesticide Permit, OPID and Business Registration Renewals

We will start offering 2024 permit and OPID renewals on December 1st, 2023. Please call (530) 621-5520 to make an appointment. No walk-ins accepted.

Pest control businesses and farm labor contractor registrations are now being accepted for 2024. Forms and fees for each type of registration are available on our Forms page. Payment is accepted by cash or check only.

Livestock Related

Want to learn more about cattle health? Sign up for educational webinars from the University of California.

Crop Report & Wine Grape Survey

The 2022 Crop Report(PDF, 23MB) is now available.

The 2022 Wine Grape Survey Report(PDF, 170KB) is now available.

Ranch Marketing & Winery Ordinance

Compost Program - El Dorado Disposal

El Dorado Disposal has announced a Pilot Compost Program for agricultural and community use per CA SB-1383.

Other Announcements

California Department of Food and Agriculture's Drought Resources Webpage

Regarding the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Small Farm Irrigation Rate