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County of Madera

California

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures

Department of Agriculture buildingThe goal of the Madera County Department of Agriculture is to promote and protect the agricultural industry of Madera County. Our office is dedicated to protecting California agriculture from the spread of destructive pests, promoting the safe and responsible use of pesticides to allow for the protection of crops, and protecting human health and the environment. Programs administered by this office include: Pesticide Use Enforcement; Pest Prevention; Pest Management; Nursery and Seed Inspection; Fruit, Vegetable, and Egg Quality Control; Organic and Certified Producer Programs; Apiary Inspection; and Crop Statistics.

The Weights and Measures Division is responsible for consumer protection, as well as merchant protection, through the regulation of all weight or measuring devices used in commercial transactions. This includes, but is not limited to: gas pumps, grocery store scales, jewelry scales, propane meters, and water dispensers. Other duties include inspection of packaged goods for proper labeling and accurate quantity, undercover purchases to test scanner error and overcharging, as well as overseeing weighmasters.

To preserve agriculture and our precious natural resources; to foster consumer confidence and fairness in the business community; and to enhance the health and safety of all citizens through the just administration of the laws and regulations entrusted to this department.

  • To provide professional public service to our customers in a courteous, respectful, and responsive manner.
  • To demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, honesty, and truthfulness in all of our professional and personal activities
  • To provide to all citizens fair and consistent enforcement of the laws and regulations which we administer.
  • To work in an efficient, cooperative manner, to assure that the greatest possible benefit is obtained from our use of public funds.
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Contact the Ag Dept.

Agriculture Department
332 South Madera Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7876
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General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311