Director's Welcome Message


The Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer promote and protect the agricultural industry, the environment, businesses, and the public. Appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers of Weights and Measures enforce Federal and State laws and regulations as well as local ordinances. County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers work cooperatively with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the United States Department of Agriculture to provide protections for consumers, the environment, and the agricultural industry and to the marketplace.

We provide the first line of defense against the introduction of injurious plant and animal pests and protect the consumer through our dedicated efforts of enforcement of agricultural weights and measures laws and regulations. We work to maintain a delicate balance between commerce and regulatory requirements in addition to managing the new challenges that the future holds for our food and agricultural industry.

Cathy M. Fisher
Agricultural Commissioner / Weights & Measures Sealer
Santa Barbara County, California