Environmental Health Department


To protect the public’s health by promoting best prevention practices through science, education, guidance and fostering public trust; and enforcement of laws and ordinances.


A healthy and well informed public with a balanced integration of human health and environmental protection


The role of the Environmental Health Department is to protect the health of the public by defining, eliminating, controlling and managing environmental hazards. This is accomplished through the enforcement of all laws and ordinances that protect the public from harmful environmental conditions.The department:

  • Licenses and inspects food service establishments, swimming pools and spas 
  • Inspects child care, foster homes, and schools 
  • Responds to complaints regarding sanitation and environmental health hazards
  • Oversees Rabies Control activities
  • Approves demolition, septic, and subdivision plans 
  • Provides education to the public on a variety of environmental topics