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Department of Agriculture
Weights and Measures

The Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures enforces the laws and regulations of the California Food and Agriculture Code, the California Business & Professions Code and the California Code of Regulations while serving at the discretion of the County Board of Supervisors and CDFA's  Secretary of Food & Agriculture. Sonoma County's Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures employs a staff of thirty-three people and has its main office in Santa Rosa.  To serve the public's needs, two small satellite offices with limited public hours are operated in the cities of Sonoma and Petaluma.

The Agricultural Division acts under the jurisdiction and direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and works in cooperation with various federal, state, regional and local agencies.

The Division of Weights and Measures is committed to protecting the economic health of the community by preserving and maintaining confidence in the accuracy of weighing and measuring instruments, product standards, and business practices used in commerce. Through this balanced commitment and timely response to citizen and business requests, consumers and businesses are assured the means of accurate value comparison and fair competition.

  • Published on August 24, 2015

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is organizing a participatory design process to involve the Moorland neighborhood in each step of planning for a new 4-acre park.  A neighborhood steering committee will guide a design process built upon a series of community workshops beginning Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Moorland Avenue park site in southwest Santa Rosa.

  • Published on August 24, 2015

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on August 18 and 19, 2015, during a sting operation jointly conducted by the Contractors State License Board ("CSLB") and the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, twelve unlicensed contractors were contacted for unlawfully trying to obtain contracting work. 

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