How do I file a formal complaint about the pesticide spraying in our area?
In non-emergency situations, you should call in pesticide complaints to your County Agricultural Commissioner, who handles local pesticide use enforcement. You can get the number online (California Department of Food and Agriculture page opens in a new window) or by calling 1-87PestLine (1-877-378-5463). This free call will also connect you directly to the Commissioner’s office. A DPR handout (PDF, 557 kb) has more information about how to file a complaint. (Español, PDF, 524 kb)
If you cannot reach your County Department of Agriculture to file a complaint or you feel your complaint was not adequately investigated, ask to speak directly to your County Agricultural Commissioner, or you can call the Department of Pesticide Regulation, (916) 324-4100 or E-mail to CDPRWeb@cdpr.ca.gov.
If you have a question or complaint about a person or business that applied a pesticide, you can call your County Agricultural Commissioner (Opens in a new window) to ask questions or file a complaint. If the applicator is a DPR licensee, you can also call DPR’s Licensing and Certification Unit, at (916) 445-4038, E-mail.