Restricted Materials Permit
Pesticide Use Enforcement Inspectors can issue certified growers a Restricted Materials permit which will enable growers to purchase, store, and use certain restricted use pesticides under specific permit conditions.
Inspectors can also administer a Private Applicator Certificate examination which will enable growers to earn the certification required prior to obtaining a Restricted Materials Permit.
Additional information regarding the certification requirements can be found from the California Department of Pesticide Regulations.
Prior to the issuance of a Restricted Materials Permit, growers must be certified as a Certified Private Applicator or hold an equivalent certification. A Private Applicator certificate can be obtained by taking an exam or can be renewed by obtaining the required amount of continuing education credits (or by re-examination).
Please contact your local district Inspector if you have questions regarding becoming a Certified Private Applicator or questions regarding the renewal process.
If you are currently a Certified Private Applicator, contact your local district inspector to make an appointment for a new or renewed Restricted Materials Permit.
If you do not know who your district inspector is, please call the nearest Agriculture Department office to find out those details.
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?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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810 West Branch Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Tel: (805) 473-7090
Fax: (805) 473-7094
350 North Main Street Templeton, CA 93465
Tel: (805) 434-5950
Fax: (805) 434-5953
2156 Sierra Way San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
Tel: (805) 781-5910
Fax: (805) 781-1035