Controlled Chemical Substance Program

The Controlled Chemical Substance Program (CCSP), diverts and monitors 11100 precursor chemical substances, regulated chemical substances and regulated laboratory items. These chemicals/items can be used to produce illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, or ecstasy. The CCSP holds accountable those within California that initiate transactions concerning controlled or regulated chemicals. When applicable, we work in conjunction with United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The State of California CCSP, is a regulatory program, codified by Federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970, California Uniform Controlled Substance Act - added by Stats to Division 10 of the California Health and Safety Code in 1972; Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996 – enacted by the 104th United States Congress [October 3, 1996]; and Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (CMEA)-Federal legislation enacted in the United States [March 9, 2006].

The CCSP issues permits and monitors nonexempt transactions concerning 11100 controlled chemical substances shipped into California, transferred or initiated for transfer by an individual or entity within this state/to another state or country. In addition, the CCSP monitors regulated chemical substances and laboratory items that can be used in making illicit drugs and for operating clan labs, such as reagents, solvents, and laboratory glass flasks. California controlled chemicals, thresholds and regulatory requirements may differ from federal requirements for List I and List II controlled/regulated chemical substances.

Contact Information:
Department Of Justice, Bureau of Investigation
Controlled Chemical Substance Program (CCSP)
4949 Broadway Suite E-119
Sacramento, California 95820

Phone: (916) 210-4313
EFax: (916) 731-2131
Email Address:

California Health and Safety codes (H&S) Division 10, Chapter 3 Article 1 - 11100.0-11111.0 H&S.; including 11366.7 Chapter 6 Article 4; 11383-11384 Chapter 6 Article 6; and California Code of Regulations 800.-810.

Controlled Chemicals:
11100 - List of controlled chemicals, reporting requirements and exemptions 11106 - Permit requirements and exemptions

Regulated Chemicals and Laboratory Items:

Reporting Suspicious Activity:
Please report any suspicious activity/illegal transactions concerning these controlled and regulated chemicals to Provide as much detail as possible, i.e. type of activity being reported, subject’s name, company’s name, address, non-resident/entity illegally bringing these chemicals into California, etc.