Pesticide Business Registration

All pest control businesses, advisors, aircraft pilots, and farm labor contractors must register annually with our office prior to advertising, soliciting or performing work in Nevada County.

Registration fees and requirements are as follows.

Agricultural Pest Control Business: $25

Registration in-person or via mail by Qualified Applicator Licensee responsible for supervising pest control activities of the business. Must bring current QA License, copy of current PCB License; current list of all pest control equipment (PDF) to be used in county; and copy of current Medical Supervision Agreement (if applicable).

Maintenance Gardener Business: $10

Registration in-person or by mail by Qualified Applicator responsible for supervising pest control activities of the business. Must bring current QA License or Certificate, copy of current MGB License; and current list of all pest control equipment to be used in county.

Branch 2 and 3 Structural Pest Control: $10

Registration in-person or by mail by responsible party working for the location. The responsible party can be the Operator, the Qualifying Manager or the Branch Supervisor for the location he/she is registering. One fee covers the business and all persons (operators, field representatives and qualifying managers) identified on the registration form. Companies that are both Branch II and Branch III can register the business as one entity, and the one fee covers both branches.

Branch 1 Structural Pest Control: $25

Registration in-person by responsible party working for the location. The responsible party can be the Operator, the Qualifying Manager or the Branch Supervisor for the location he/she is registering. One fee covers the business and all persons (operators, field representatives and qualifying managers) identified on the registration form.

Branch 1 Structural Pest Control Additions: $10

If during the year ( after the initial registration) the company adds operators, field representatives, or qualifying managers to a registration, an amendment fee is required.

Pest Control Advisor Home County: $10

Advisers are required to first register in person with their home county (county where the address on the license is located). If the address on the license in not within California then the home county registration is the county of the licensee’s choice. Must bring current PCA license. Signature Authorization Document is required in order for written recommendations that do not contain adviser’s handwritten signature to be valid in Nevada County.

Pest Control Advisor Additional Counties: $5

Registration can be in person or by mail. Must include a copy of PCA registration form that has been imprinted with PCA’s license by home county. Signature Authorization Document is required in order for written recommendations that do not contain adviser’s handwritten signature to be valid in Nevada County.

Farm Labor Contractor

Farm labor contractors are required to register with  the Agricultural Commissioner in each county(s) in which they plan to perform work, carry his/her license and proof of registration at all times, and file with the Agricultural Commissioner of the county(s) in which the labor has contracted with a grower.