Pesticide Safety Program

The Agricultural Commissioner administered Pesticide Use Enforcement program is responsible for ensuring the safe use of pesticides in all settings in the county. Through training and outreach, we strive to educate pesticide users of their legal responsibilities. Through inspections and investigations we ensure the safety of workers, the public and the environment.

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Pesticide Use Enforcement Programs (Registration Information)

CalAgPermits Information  

CalAgPermitsCalAgPermits is the State's web-based (online) pesticide permitting program. This free service is intended to simplify and streamline the existing permit and pesticide reporting process. For more information about using CalAg Permits, see our information page.

Maintenance Gardeners

For information about state requirements for maintenance, gardeners visit the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) webpage in English and Spanish.  

Continuing Education

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

Additional CE Resources

This is information is for QAL, QAC, PCA, and PAC holders who need to renew their licenses or certificates. There are a variety of organizations and businesses that offer continuing education credits utilizing on-line or webinar formats. The sites below offer both free and/or paid courses. The Napa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office does not endorse or offer any opinion as to the value of these services. DPR offers a list of classes available in the state. 

San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office

Ag CEU Online

University of California (UC IPM) Online training

University of California (UC IPM) Webinar series

PESTED - Educational Services for the Pest Management Industry

Database of Agricultural Pesticides

For a comprehensive database of agricultural pesticides applied in Napa County visit the California Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting page. Select desired year to begin query; results are indexed by agricultural commodity or by chemical name.

Pesticide Enforcement - Pesticide Use Violations 

Administrative Civil Penalties in Napa County in 2022

Business TypeViolation TypeFine Amount
Farm Labor ContractorEmergency Medical Care$5,000
GrowerProtection of Persons, Animals and Property$1,000
Maintenance Gardener Pest Control BusinessUnlicensed Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Business$250

Numbers Of Compliance Actions Issued by Code Sections Violated in Napa County in 2022 

Handler Decontamination Facility: 5
Hazard Communication-Fieldworker: 2
Respiratory Protection Program: 4Fieldworker Application-Specific Information: 2
Regulation-Personal Protective Equipment: 4Farm Labor Contractor Registration: 2
Fieldworker Training: 3Pesticide Use Records: 1
Notice of Completed Applications: 3Pesticide Use Reports: 1
Handler Training: 2
Equipment Identification: 1
Handler Application-Specific Information: 2Use In Conflict with Pesticide Label: 1
Emergency Medical Care: 2