Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

County Agricultural Commissioner

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a four-year term, the County Agricultural Commissioner/ Sealer is responsible for the local administration of certain state and local laws and regulations which protect:

  • Public health and safety
  • Agriculture
  • The environment
  • The consumer

Who We Are

The office of the Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures is a regulatory agency acting under the jurisdiction and direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the Division of Measurement Standards and in cooperation with various other federal, state, and local agencies. 

What We Do

The Mariposa  Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer is responsible for the implementation of laws and regulations designed to support and protect the well-being of agriculture, business and the community.

What We Offer

The Agricultural Division is charged with the oversight of pesticide application, storage of agricultural products and certification of exports, prevention of the entry and spread of harmful insects, weeds, and plant diseases and the certification of agricultural product quality.

The Weights & Measures Division is responsible for certifying weighing and measuring devices for consumer protection and performing quantity control and price verification inspections.

"And God Made a Farmer" video (MP4)

The mission of the Agricultural Commissioner / Sealer of Weights and Measures is to protect agriculture, the business community, the public, and the environment. This is accomplished through providing a level playing field for all consumers by ensuring that standards are applied in an equitable and reasonable manner, emphasizing education and cooperation, while focusing on the consumer.

Picture of Mariposa Courthouse at Sunset