Pesticide Use Enforcement

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) regulates pesticides under a comprehensive program that encompasses enforcement of pesticide use in agricultural and urban environments. DPR oversees a multi-tiered enforcement infrastructure and is vested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with primary responsibility to enforce federal pesticide laws in California. DPR directs and oversees the County Agricultural Commissioners who carry out and enforce pesticide and environmental laws and regulations locally, including enforcement for the Department of Consumer Affairs' Structural Pest Control Board.


For content questions, contact:
Robert James
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015