Moving to Del Norte County

Don’t Pack a Pest! Gypsy Moth and Spotted Lanternfly Notice

Help us to reduce the spread of gypsy moths and another pest of concern, spotted lanternfly. Please call the Ag department at (707) 464-7235 when moving from infested areas in the northeastern United States or from other countries in Europe and Asia. We will come out to inspect your outdoor articles such as trailers, boats, lawn items, etc., for all life stages of these pests. This service is free of charge.

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Spotted lanternfly information is available at:

Sudden Oak Death Notice

Phytophthora ramorum, the water mold that causes Sudden Oak Death (SOD), is a devastating disease that particularly affects Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and tanoak. Please help us keep our beautiful forests safe. Do not collect or transport host/plant material from an infested or quarantined area, including firewood. SOD has a broad host range and outdoor plants should not be moved from areas in which SOD has been detected unless tested by your local Agricultural Department for the disease.

As of January, 2021, the following Oregon and California counties are under quarantine for SOD: Alameda, Contra Costa, Curry, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Trinity.

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Dog Licensing Requirements

All dogs over the age of 6 months are required to be licensed with the county and must have a current rabies vaccination. Be sure to license your dog within 30 days of arrival to the county or of obtaining a new dog. See our Dog Licensing page for more information.

Justin Riggs

Agricultural Commissioner
Sealer of Weights and Measures
Animal Control Director
2650 W. Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-7235
Fax (707) 465-6044