The Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture works extensively at preventing new agricultural pests from entering California. Daily inspections conducted at farms, nurseries and delivery facilities ensure product shipments are not inadvertently introducing pests of economic importance to the county. Our department also offers advice to businesses and individuals on managing pests already established in the county.
Our department provides an essential service by certifying outgoing agricultural commodities for compliance with other county, state, and foreign quarantine requirements. This allows our agricultural industry to ship their products throughout the world.