Due to the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures has temporarily limited activities to include only essential business functions. The Contra Costa County Health Services Order and California Shelter-In-Place Order state that the food and agricultural sector, including farming, livestock, and fishing, are critical to maintaining and securing the food supply. The Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures will continue to provide the following essential services to our agricultural community:
Phytosanitary certificates for shipping agricultural products
Pesticide Restricted Material permit and Operator ID changes or renewals
Invasive pest detection to protect the agricultural industry
Certified Producer Certificates to sell at the Certified Farmers’ Market
The Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture under the direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Department of Pesticide Regulation, and Division of Measurement Standards, is responsible for conducting regulatory and service activities pertaining to the agricultural industry and the consumers of our county. The primary purpose and objective of this office is the promotion and protection of the county’s agricultural industry, environment, and citizens. We work hard to ensure a safe place to live and a fair marketplace for trade.