Programs of the Agricultural Commissioner

Agricultural Product Quality

Nursery Licenses

Produce Inspection



Direct Marketing & Organics

Organic Info

Mo. Co. Certified Organics

Farmers Markets


Pesticide Use & Enforcement

Restricted Material Permits

Private Applicator Certificates

Worker Safety

File a Complaint


Pest & Disease Prevention

Phytosanitary Certificates





Invasive Weeds

Weed Threats

Weed Resources


Weights & Measures

Consumer Protection

Device Registration

Public Scales

Meet the Commissioner


Eric - Outdoor Headshot 

Eric Lauritzen was appointed Agricultural Commissioner & Sealer of Weights and Measures in Monterey County in 1998. He previously served as Agricultural Commissioner in Sonoma County, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner in San Mateo County, and Agricultural Biologist in Alameda County. Lauritzen has over 30 years’ experience in regulatory programs and public administration.

As Agricultural Commissioner, Lauritzen plays a unique and vital role within both the public and private sectors of Monterey County. He is responsible for ensuring farm worker health and safety, facilitating trade through enforcement of quarantines, regulating weights and measures, safeguarding the environment, and protecting consumers. As a County ambassador of agriculture, Lauritzen is recognized for building strong, positive relationships among his constituents, while upholding firm standards of regulatory compliance and enforcement.

To download a full biography of Eric Lauritzen, click here. (PDF)

UPDATE: Effective November 2017, Eric accepted a position with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR).  In this newly created position, he will work as an executive advisor on programs and issues critical to the DPR.  This position will focus on pesticide program effectiveness and needs assessment, working with agricultural commissioners' offices on California's Central Coast.

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