Department of Agriculture /
Weights & 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.

Spring Plastic Recycling Day!

The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is holding the annual Plastic Recycling Day on Tuesday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is being held at the Sonoma County Corporate Yard located: at 17270 Healdsburg Avenue (at Alexander Valley Rd.) in Healdsburg.

Please see attached flyers for specific information including Accepted and NOT Accepted Materials.

You must complete the Pesticide Container Rinse Certification form prior to bringing materials for recycling. The form, directions, and other important information can be found here:

http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Agriculture-Weights-and-Measures/Agriculture-Division/Services/Plastic-Recycle/

Flyer in English (PDF: 187 kB)

Flyer in Spanish (PDF: 195 kB)

REQUIRED Pesticide Container Rinse Certification Form (PDF: 190 kB)

2019 Flood Damage Survey

The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture is conducting an agricultural damage and/or loss survey to determine the extent and nature of losses due to the February 2019 flood. The types of damage and/or loss to be reported include loss of actual crop, damage to vines/trees, damage to land, damage to agricultural buildings, machinery, irrigation systems, loss of livestock/poultry, loss of milk production, cost of debris removal, etc.  This survey is part of the County’s overall survey of the damage to our community due to this flood. We are attempting to gather as much information as possible on the damages to our agricultural producers due to this flood so that we can accurately report on these losses to State and Federal agencies who provide financial assistance.  Please fill out and submit the survey by email, U.S. Mail, or by dropping it off at our office. 

2019 Flood Damage Survey

The Land Stewards Guide to Vineyard and Orchard Erosion Control

Through a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Land Stewardship Division of the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures was able to create The Land Steward’s Guide to Vineyard and Orchard Erosion Control.  The Guide focuses on assessing and maintaining croplands beyond their initial development.  Our goal was to provide a tool that Sonoma County growers could utilize throughout the life of their vineyard or orchard to aid them in erosion control, nutrient management, and pesticide use planning.  

The Land Steward's Guide to Vineyard and Orchard Erosion Control  (PDF:12.6 MB)

Guía del administrador de tierras para el control de la erosión en viñedos y huertos

Esta guía se centra en evaluar y mantener las tierras de cultivo más allá de su desarrollo inicial. Nuestro objetivo fue proporcionar una herramienta que los productores del Condado de Sonoma podrían utilizar a lo largo de la vida de su viñedo o huerto para ayudarlos en el control de la erosión, el manejo de nutrientes y la planificación del uso de pesticidas.

Guía del administrador de tierras para el control de la erosión en viñedos y huertosl  (PDF:12.3 MB)

  • Published on April 10, 2019
    The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is holding the annual Plastic Recycling Day on Tuesday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is being held at the Sonoma County Corporate Yard located: at 17270 Healdsburg Avenue (at Alexander Valley Rd.) in Healdsburg.
  • Published on January 15, 2019
    We are conducting our annual survey for the Sonoma County Agricultural Crop Report. If you are an agricultural producer, it is important that we receive your production figures for 2018.
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133 Aviation Boulevard
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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