Agricultural Commissioner

Pest Control Business

License Registration


All agricultural pest control businesses,  structural pest control businesses, pest control advisers, aircraft pilots and farm labor contractors must register annually with our office prior to advertising, soliciting, or performing pest control for hire in Santa Barbara County. Check our fee schedule for registration fee amounts. 

For information on obtaining these licenses, check out the Department of Pesticide Regulation Licensing and Certification Program or the Structural Pest Control Board

AgBullet Agricultural Pest Control Business - The Qualified Applicator Licensee responsible for supervising pest control activities of the business should register in-person or via mail. The Qualified Applicator Licensee must bring or send a signed PCB registration form, a copy of their current Qualified Applicator License, a copy of current PCB License, and a current list of all pest control equipment to be used in the county, and the registration fee

Agricultural Pest Control Business licensing information can be found at the Department of Pesticide Regulation website

AgBullet Maintenance Gardener Business - The Qualified Applicator (QAL/QAC) responsible for supervising pest control activities of the business should register in-person or via mail. The Qualified Applicator must bring or send a signed MGB registration form, a copy of their current Qualified Applicator License or Certificate, a copy of current MGB License, and a current list of all pest control equipment to be used in the county, and the registration fee

Maintenance Gardener Business licensing information can be found at the >Department of Pesticide Regulation website

Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Certification information is available in Spanish here

 

AgBullet Branch I Structural Pest Control Business - The responsible party working for the location should register in-person or via mail. The responsible party can be the Operator, the Qualifying Manager or the Branch Supervisor for the location he/she is registering. The person registering should bring or send a signed Branch I registration form, the Branch I Operator and Field Representative form, and the registration fee. One fee covers the business and all persons (operators, field representatives and qualifying managers) identified on the registration form.

Structural licensing and industry requirements can be found at the >This site also has information on exams, study material, continuing education, forms and fees.

AgBullet Branch II & III Structural Pest Control Business - The responsible party working for the location should register in-person or via mail. The responsible party can be the Operator, the Qualifying Manager or the Branch Supervisor for the location he/she is registering. The person registering should bring or send a signed Branch II & III registration form and the registration fee. 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.

Structural licensing and industry requirements can be found at the Structural Pest Control Board website. This site also has information on exams, study material, continuing education, forms and fees.

AgBullet Pest Control Adviser - Pest Control Advisers are required to register in-person or via mail. The Adviser must bring or send a signed registration form, a copy of their current PCA license and the registration fee.

Pest Control Adviser licensing information can be found at the Department of Pesticide Regulation website. This site also has information on exams, study material, continuing education, forms and fees.

AgBullet Pest Control Pilot - Pest Control Pilots are required to register in-person or via mail. The pilot must bring or send a signed registration form, a copy of their current Apprentice or Journeyman Certificate and the registration fee.

Pest Control Pilot licensing information can be found at the Department of Pesticide Regulation website. This site also has information on exams, study material, continuing education, forms and fees.

AgBullet Farm Labor Contractor - Farm Labor Contracts are required to register in-person or via mail. Every licensed farm labor contractor is required to read and complete the registration form (English /Spanish), provide a copy of their current license and pay the registration fee.

Farm Labor contracting license and industry requirements can be found at The Department of Industrial Relations websiteThis site also has information on labor law, Cal-OSHA requirements, worker’s compensation, retaliation and discrimination.