Frequently Asked Questions

As the most frequently requested questions are received and compiled,brief answers will be provided below. If you have specific questions, please feel free to submit them to us via Email at agdept@co.riverside.ca.us.

Listed in the table below are some of the most common issues that our office regularly receives phone calls about. The table below contains the phone number and website address for the agency most likely to be the primary contact for the issue or concern. For issues involving our department (County Agriculture), contact the Deputy in charge of the program at the phone number listed.

AB C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Issue/Concern

Primary Agency (s)

Phone Number (s)

Website/Deputy Contact (County Agriculture)

Abandoned Orchards

County Fire

951-940-6900

http://www.rvcfire.org

Africanized Honey Bees

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Agricultural Preserves

County Planning

951-955-6200

http://planning.rctlma.org/

Agricultural, Property Appraisals

County Assessor

951-955-6200

http://riverside.asrclkrec.com/

Animal Control

County Animal Services

951-358-7387

http://www.rcdas.org

Animals – Import/Export

CDFA – Animal Health Branch

916-654-1447

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/ah/index.htm

Animals – Import/Export

CDFG – Licensing Branch

916-227-1305

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/

Animals – Import/Export

CDHS – Vet. Services

916-522-9740

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov

Ants, Red Imported Fire

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bill Oesterlein

Apiaries, Beekeeping

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Birds, Import/Export

See “Animals”

Birds, Injured

See “Animal Control”

Certified Producer Cert.’s

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Ron Bray

Citrus Packing Houses

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bill Oesterlein

Code Enforcement, City

Contact local city office

Code Enforcement, County

Co. Building & Safety

951-955-6713

http://rctlma.org/ce/

Crop Statistics, County

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Ron Bray

Crop Statistics, State

CDFA

916-498-5161

http://www.nass.usda.gov/ca/homepage.htm

Dairies, State Inspection

CDFA

916-654-0773

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov

Dust Complaints, building sites

See “Code Enf., County)

Dust Complaints, other

SCAQMD

909-396-2000

http://www.aqmd.gov/

Dust Ordinances

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Egg Inspections

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Ron Bray

Endangered Species

County Planning

951-955-3200

http://planning.rctlma.org/

Endangered Species

Regional Conservation Authority

951-955-9700

http://www.wrc-rca.org/

Export, Plant Products

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bill Oesterlein

Farm Advisors

UC Cooperative Ext.

951-683-6491

http://ceriverside.ucdavis.edu/

Farm Bureau

County Farm Bureau

951-684-6732

http://www.riversidecfb.com/

Farm Labor, Standards Enforcement

CA Labor Dept

909-383-4334

http://www.labor.ca.gov/

Farm Tours

UC Davis, Small Farm Ctr.

530-752-7774

http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/

Flies, Coachella Valley

CV Mosquito & Vector

760-342-8287

http://www.cvmvcd.org

Flies, County area

County Vector Control

951-766-9454

http://www.rivcoeh.org/Programs/vector

Flies, western County

NW Mosquito & Vector

951-340-9792

http://www.northwestmosquitovector.org

Food Stamp Program

County DPSS

951-358-3000

http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/self-sufficiency/calfresh-snap

Fruit Tree Problems

UC Coop. Ext.

951-683-6491

http://ceriverside.ucdavis.edu/Gardening%5Fand%5FMaster%5FGardening70/

Fumigations

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bob Mulherin

Grading, Agricultural

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Grading, Non-Ag

Co. Building & Safety

951-955-2000

http://www.rctlma.org

 

Grass Seed Inspection

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Gypsy Moth Inspections

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Hazardous Materials

Co. Env. Hlth.

951-358-5055

http://www.rivcoeh.org/HazMat

Honey

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Ron Bray

Horses

See “Animals”

Import, Plant Products

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bill Oesterlein

Land Use Classifications

County Planning

951-955-3200

http://planning.rctlma.org/Portals/0/zoning/ordnance/Ord_348_clean_version.pdf

Landscape Plans, Coachella Valley

County Agriculture

760-863-7058

Keith Selnick

Livestock Brand Inspection

CDFA

916-654-0889

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/li/index.htm

Manure, Ag Registration

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Manure, Complaints

Co. Env. Health - LEA

951-955-8982

http://www.rivcoeh.org/

Master Gardener

UC Coop. Ext.

951-683-6491

http://ceriverside.ucdavis.edu/Gardening%5Fand%5FMaster%5FGardening70/

Medfly Trapping

CDFA

951-782-3271

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/

Mosquitos

See “Flies”

Nursery Licenses

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Organic Grower Regis.

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Delia Cioc

Pesticide Research Requests

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bob Mulherin

Pesticide Use questions

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Bob Mulherin

Plant Inspections

See “Import/Export”

Bill Oesterlein

Poison Control System

University of California

800-876-4766

http://www.calpoison.com/

Rats, Bait

SB County Agriculture

909-387-2105

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/awm/

Rats, Riverside city

City of Riverside – Vector Control

951-351-6127

http://www.riversideca.gov/

Soil Conservation

USDA –NRCS

951-654-7139

909-799-7407

www.usda.gov

Structural Pest Control Board

CA

916-561-8700

http://www.pestboard.ca.gov/

UCR, Ag Exp. Station

Univ. of California, Riverside

951-827-3105

http://www.cnas.ucr.edu/

UCR, Ag Ops.

Univ. of California, Riverside

951-827-5906

http://www.cnas.ucr.edu/

UCR, General Info

Univ. of California, Riverside

951-827-1012

http://ucrtel.ucr.edu/ucrtel/telsearch.htm

UCR, Plant Pathology

Univ. of California, Riverside

951-827-4117

http://www.plantpathology.ucr.edu/

UCR, Plant/Botany

Univ. of California, Riverside

951-827-4619

http://www.plantbiology.ucr.edu/

Weed Abatement, County

County Fire

951-940-6900

http://www.rvcfire.org

Weights & Measures

County Agriculture

951-955-3045

Ron Bray

 

Updated 1/28/2016