Welcome to The El Dorado County
Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures
The Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measure's mission is 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. Whether you are researching county requirements for starting your own winery or searching for information on controlling Yellow Starthistle, our website has it all!
Financial assistance is available for re-planting grapevines affected by Red Blotch Disease. Click here for more information.
Regarding the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Small Farm Irrigation Rate
- There is a moratorium on new applications until the emergency drought declaration is discontinued by the EID board
- More information can be found on their website at
- For renewals, please use the following form:
Small Farms Irrigation Rate Renewal Form
King Fire 2014 Fire Damage Agricultural Assessment Form
California Department of Food and Agriculture's Drought Resources Webpage!
Food Safety Modernization Act May Affect You! Learn More!
Food Safety Fact Sheet #1
Food Safety Fact Sheet #2
Food Safety Fact Sheet #3
El Dorado County is updating their Zoning Ordinance. This may affect you and your Ag Zoned parcel.
See Public Meeting schedule and "Items of Interest" below...
Items of Interest