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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the need to meet social distancing requirements, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures' offices are currently operating under modified schedules. 

All three of our offices are staffed and have partially re-opened to serve our customers. However, customers are strongly encouraged to call ahead and make appointments for any necessary services. 

Please see the July 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information on current office hours, or contact us at the Department's main phone line or email.

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Pesticide Container Inspection

Who can use this service?

Agriculturalists, Growers,Pesticide Use Permittees

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

Pesticide Use Enforcement Inspectors are available for certification from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each workday in the San Luis Obispo Office. Morning inspections can also be arranged by appointment.

Inspectors in the Arroyo Grande and Templeton field offices are available by appointment. Please call ahead to insure that an inspector is available.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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