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735-Other State Agencies

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Gasoline pricing is not regulated by any state or federal agency.

For general questions about gasoline, consumers should contact the Department of Food and AgricultureDivision of Measurement Standards, or the California Air Resources Board, depending on the issue.

State level has responsibility for measurement standards regulations for advertising, quantity, octane number, price posting, nozzle problems, absence of air, gas pumps or gauge for measuring air pressure. See Weights and Measures (County) for all county offices and phone numbers to report problems or get information.

Department of Food and Agriculture

Division of Measurement Standards

Florin Perkins Road, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95828

(916) 229-3000

Alternative fuels, the cleaner-burning gasoline program, diesel fuel regulations, plus fuels related enforcement activities.

California Air Resources Board

1001 "I" Street Sacramento, CA 95814

P.O. Box 2815 Sacramento, CA 95812

General Inquiries: (800) 242-4450


Public Information Office (media inquiries): (916) 322-2990


Gasoline sales with mandatory purchase of additional service (such as a car wash) are prohibited by California Business and Professions Code Section 20735. Complaints are handled by the local county or city District Attorney's Office for the particular county.