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El Dorado and Alpine Counties

Department of Agriculture

Weights and Measures

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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.

Apple Hill Farms 2013
Our staff is dedicated to assisting the residents of El Dorado County through our various programs and services, including, but not limited to: pesticideregistration 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.

Placerville Farmers Market 2015
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.


  • Caldor Fire Update                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2021 Caldor Fire Damage Agricultural Assessment Form:

The 2019 El Dorado County Wine Grape Survey numbers are now available by clicking
2019_WGS Final.pdf.

The Weights and Measures device fee schedule is available. Click here to download and view fees.

2019 El Dorado and Alpine Counties Crop Report is now available.

California's Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) has recently released proposed regulations regarding pesticide applications by production agricultural operations within a quarter (1/4) mile of K-12 schools and child day-care facilities in California. These proposed regulations only affect agricultural production operations. Homeowners who grow crops for personal use, maintenance gardener businesses, and structural pest control businesses will not be affected.

  • The link to DPR's webpage with these proposed regulations can be found by clicking here.
  • The proposed regulation's notice can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.
  • The proposed regulation's text can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.

Accepted Customs and Standards for Bird Frightening Devices

USDA informational document, "Bark Beetles in California Conifers. Are Your Trees Susceptible?" can be downloaded by clicking here.

Financial assistance is available for re-planting grapevines affected by Red Blotch Disease. Click here for more information.

California Department of Food and Agriculture's Drought Resources Webpage

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

  • For new applicants and renewals, please use the following form: Small Farms Irrigation Rate Form 
  • More information can be found on their website at www.eid.org