2023 Alternatives and Mitigations Fillable Form ENGLISH

This form is required in addition to the Permit Application form if you are applying for a Restricted Materials Permit.  You must consider alternative ways of controlling a pest instead of using the restricted materials.  You must also describe what methods you will use to mitigate (reduce) the risk while using restricted materials.   Examples of Alternatives and Mitigations may be found HERE.

2023 Carta de Renovación del Permiso para el 2023

El Condado de Tulare comenzara la renovación de permisos de pesticidas y/o certificados de aplicador privado el 15 de noviembre del 2021

2023 Formulario de solicitud para el permiso del año 2023 en español
2023 Formulario para rellenar de alternativas y mitigaciones del año 2023 en español
2023 Permit Application Fillable Form ENGLISH

This form is required if you want an Operator Identification Number (OP ID), or a Restricted Materials Permit. You may expedite the process by filling out the form ahead of time and bringing it with you.  Please contact us if you have any questions on how to complete the form.  You will also need to complete the Alternatives and Mitigations Form if you are applying for a Restricted Materials Permit.  Please use the permit name as it is shown on your permit.  Note that this may be a business name, not the permit agent or owner’s name.   The “Agent” is the person who will be signing the permit.

2023 Permit Renewal Letter English and Spanish

Tulare County will begin renewal of Pesticide Permits/Private Applicator Certificates on November 15, 2021

Apiary Laws and Regulations

A list with links to Tulare County Ordinances, Ca DPR Regulations and CDFA Laws pertaining to bees, apiaries, and honey.

Apiary Locations Request Form for Seedless Mandarin Growers

Seedless Mandarin Growers may use this form to request location information for any apiaries located within two (2) miles of your registered seedless mandarins.  Location information will only be provided on apiaries whose owner/operator has waived their right to confidentiality.  There may be other apiaries within 2 miles, however, if the beekeeper has not waived his/her right to confidentiality then we cannot provide you with their information.

Bee and Beehive / Apiary Information from CDFA

Link to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) where beekeepers can find information sources and contacts regarding bringing bees into California, Imported Fire Ants, good management practices, etc.

Bee Regulations - Summary of Tulare County Ordinances

Summary of Tulare County Bee Regulations and Department of Food and Ag Apiary Laws. 

California Restricted Materials Requirements (English)

Information from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation regarding which pesticides are considered "Restricted", which ones require a permit, and what products are exempt.  Also information regarding  certification relative to permits.

Citrus Bloom Districts Map

Printable PDF map of the Citrus Bloom Districts. Tulare County is divided into 2 districts for the purposes of Citrus Bloom and Petal Fall.  District 1 is primarily the foothills area and south of Avenue 56.  District 2 is everything else.  The average declaration date for Citrus Bloom in District 1 is April 5.  District 2 is typically declared approximately 7 days after District 1.  The Citrus Bloom Period historically ranges from 10 -32 days long.  Declaration of Bloom/Petal Fall is highly weather dependent so the actual dates of declaration and the time between districts can vary.

Closed Systems

A Closed System is required whenever the pesticide label specifies a closes system or when employees handle a pesticide with certain warnings in the Precautionary Statements regarding dermal (skin) contact.  Note that there are new regulations effective January 1, 2017.

Colony Strength Inspection Form

Printable/fillable PDF form to request a Colony Strength Inspection for Apiaries located in Tulare County.  Form may be used by Beekeepers or Growers.  The other party (Grower or Beekeeper) will be contacted by the Agricultural Inspector.  Please complete the form and FAX it to the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner, Pesticide Division, at 559-713-3770 or email to PUENOI@tularecounty.ca.gov.  You will be billed for the inspection after it is completed.  Please note that Colony Strength Inspections are performed as time, weather, and inspector availability allow.

Data Request

This is a fillable/printable form for requesting data that is public information regarding pesticide permits, grower lists, crop lists, acreages, etc. The completed form may be submitted by mail (4437 S. Laspina Street, Tulare, CA  93274), FAX (559-713-3370), or email (PUENOI@co.tulare.ca.us).   There may be a charge depending upon the data format you request.  Phone numbers are not considered public information and will not be provided.

Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Licensing and Certification Program Examination Information

DPR’s Licensing and Certification Program is now offering computer-based exams at testing centers state-wide for all individual licenses and certificates: Agricultural Pest Control Adviser License (PCA), Pest Control Pilot Certificates (APC/JPC), Qualified Applicator License (QAL), Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC), and Dealer Designated Agent License (DDA). Applications for all exams will continue to be mailed to and processed by DPR's Licensing and Certification Program.

Letter of Authorization

Letter of Authorization for Restricted Materials Pesticide Permits

When completing the form:  The "Operator of the Property" is the name of the permit and the name of the person who owns/leases the property or the senior official (President, CEO) if the owner is a corporation.  The "Authorized Representative" is the person (employee) and/or Pest Control Business being given authorization to take out a Restricted Materials Pesticide Permit on behalf of the property owner.

Licensing

A list of contacts and resources for licensing information for Agricultural Pesticide Applicators, Structural Pesticide Applicators, and Farm Labor Contractors,

Mandarin Growers Registration Form

Registration form for Seedless Mandarin Growers who want to register their Seedless Mandarins in accordance with the Seedless Mandarin and Honey Bee Co-existence Regulations.  Please read the introductory letter prior to completing a registration form.  Complete an Apiary Locations Request Form for Seedless Mandarin Growers if you would like us to send you information on apiaries within 2 miles of your registered Seedless Mandarins. 

Non-AG Pesticide Use Report EXAMPLE