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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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Phytosanitary Export Certificates

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

County of San Luis Obispo, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Agriculture fees apply.  
Refer to the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures Fee Schedule.

When and where is this service offered?

Monday-Friday as follows:
San Luis Obispo office: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
•    Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on day prior to inspection/delivery.

Templeton office: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
•    Applications must be received by 3:00 pm on day prior to inspection/delivery.

Arroyo Grande office: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
•    Applications must be received before 12:00 pm for same day inspection/phyto delivery in the afternoon.  
•    Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on day prior for morning inspection/phyto delivery.

Saturdays and minor holidays:
All offices 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
•    Applications must be received by 12:00 pm on day prior for inspection/phyto delivery on Sat or minor holiday.

Not available Sundays or major holidays

24 hours or more prior notice may be required, depending on the complexity of the phytosanitary certificate request.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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