Agricultural Commission / Weights and Measures

Juli Jensen, Agricultural Commissioner &
Director of Weights and Measures

The Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures carries out the following programs in Sacramento County: 

Agricultural Division​

  • Protects the public by enforcing pesticide laws and regulations, monitors applications for safety and environmental compliance, investigates pesticide related illnesses and complaints, and provides education to industry and the public on lawful pesticide usage.
  • Monitors pest conditions and provides for the safe and efficacious control of those pests through issuance of restricted pesticide materials permits or alternative management methods.
  • Monitors and facilitates the eradication of exotic pests harmful to California agriculture, including inspection of wholesale nursery stock and all plant material shipped to Sacramento through the postal, express and freight systems.
  • Inspects plant products for export to a wide variety of foreign ports and issues export certificates required by importing countries. 
  • Collects and compiles crop and livestock statistics and prepares reports on crop damage and crop production. 
  • Manages the orderly burning of agricultural crop residues in an effort to allow the use of this important tool while minimizing the impact on urban areas, and works with producers to find alternative methods of agricultural waste removal. 
  • Administers the hazardous material storage inventory and carries out inspections of those facilities related to agricultural operations.

Weights and Measures Division

  • Inspects commercial weighing and measuring devices (gas pumps, market sc​​ales, taxi meters, electric meters, truck scales, etc.) to ensure they are accurate and in good working condition.
  • Makes undercover test purchases and checks weight, measure or count of goods sold to the public (e.g., packaged and canned goods, candy, meat, poultry, fish, products sold for recycling, firewood, gravel, lumber, fabric, linens and other items sold by measured sizes, count or weight) to protect the consumer from fraudulent packaging or from being over-charged due to short measure and to protect others in the industry from unfair competition.
  • Regulates state-licensed weighmasters to ensure accurate recording of certified freight/load weight.
  • Registers businesses using automated point of sale systems (scanners) and conducts inspections to verify accurate pricing of items being sold.

For Your Information

Exclusion

Exclusion

Protecting agriculture from invasive pests.

Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Ensuring equity in the market place.

Pesticide Use Enforcement

Pesticide Use Enforcement

Protecting the public, environment, and users.