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At the County of San Diego, a top priority of the Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures (AWM) is the health and well-being of our customers, associates, and communities. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers and associates as the situation evolves.

Virtual Business Services

AWM will be taking precautionary measures to reduce large numbers of customers and staff gathering in confined spaces, primarily our lobbies. Official guidelines caution against gatherings of over 10 people and to observe social distancing. To meet these guidelines AWM will temporarily close all public lobby spaces effective Friday, March 20th and go to a virtual business process until further notice.


To facilitate continued service delivery, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the online services we provide over the internet.

Online Services


  • Citizen Access is a website with online services to  search records, to  pay for existing permit (record) fees.

Payment Online:  For online payments, click  Citizen Access.  Go to the AWM tab, then in the General Search section, enter the Record Number (printed on invoice) in the Record Number field and click Search.  Scroll down to see the results, in the Action Column click on "Pay Fee Due", then click on "Continue with Application", and select one of the Payment options. Online payment instructions are available.

    • Online payments can only be made on existing permits (records)
    • Online payments can be by EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) or by credit card (Visa, Master Card)

Disinfection for COVID-19 and Prevention Measures

AWM would like to share the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) guidance on disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 (coronavirus) in English and various other languages which can be accessed via the following link under Resources and Material. The guidance provides information on COVID-19, disinfection for COVID-19, and prevention measures.


AWM will continue to send updates as information is provided. Additionally, please visit the above link for information on COVID-19, which includes local updates, prevention, frequently asked questions, informational posters, guidance and resources.

AWM Contact Information


If you have questions or would like to contact us:



San Diego Office: 858-694-2739

San Marcos Office: 760-752-4700


The San Diego County Citrus Pest Control District will meet online on Thursday Apr 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM. This will be done on the Zoom platform. Please use the link below to join the meeting. If you are unable to join us online please email your questions to  Normally the meeting would be held in the conference room of the San Diego County Farm Bureau office located at 420 South Broadway, Escondido, CA but due to current circumstances that is not possible.

Topic: SDCCPCD Board Meeting

Time: Apr 2, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 669 357 402

Warning Pesticides


NEW! The County of San Diego Pesticide Regulation Program will be sponsoring a pesticide container recycling event on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, at EDCO Recycling in San Marcos.   Please see this flyer for more information.

NEW! Find links to the most up to date information for growers and residents on our Citrus Quarantine Program page  ***Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) Information***



USDA California Farm Service Agency Opens Office Space in San Diego County to Assists Farmers and Ranchers Needs.  FSA office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. FSA office located at 900 Canterbury Place, Escondido, CA 92025.  Please see this press release for more information.

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Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Shared Mission

Promoting a thriving agricultural community, healthy residents and balanced environment.  Supporting a fair marketplace and consumer confidence in the accuracy of product weight, measure and price.

We serve you by protecting public health, the environment and local agriculture.

Here is a sample of what we do: 

  • Ensure the safe use of pesticides and investigate illnesses
  • Prevent the establishment of pests that require pesticide controls, sting or severely injure people, or inhibit growing fresh nutritious fruits, vegetables and other plants
  • Promote the use of effective biocontrol measures
  • Regulate organic growers, certified producers and certified farmers’ markets to allow local marketing of fresh commodities
  • Ensure accurate net quantity of packaged goods and accuracy of commercial weighing, measuring and scanning devices
  • Protect people from injury and disease caused by wildlife

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Private Applicator Certification Exam: Schedule Online

Private Applicator Certificate Exams can now be scheduled online.  Please click the button below to schedule your exam.

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