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Telephone agents are available on Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Or visit our Environmental Health Online Complaint System

To report a foodborne illness: please visit the Foodborne Illness Complaint page
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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(888) 700-9995



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WHAT'S NEW IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Community Resources for Environmental Health

We all deserve clean and healthy places to live, work, and play. Los Angeles County and other local agencies have a behind-the-scenes crew working to keep our communities safe from conditions that can harm health. We permit and regularly inspect apartment buildings, restaurants, industrial sites, and many other places to make sure they are safe. But it can be hard for us to know about new problems as they happen. You can help by reporting problems as soon as you notice them.

Please visit our Community Resources page for more information.


Changes to FY 2018-2019 Public Health/License and Service Fees

The proposed Public Health Permit/License and Service Fees for FY 2018-2019, item No.3 on 4/24/2018 Board Agenda, was continued to the June 26, 2018 Board Agenda. On June 26, 2018, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to increase public health permit/license and service fees by 15%.

Please visit our Increase to Public Health Fees page for more information.


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Environmental Health Toolkit

The Environmental Health Toolkit pdf icon is an easy to use guide for Los Angeles County residents and visitors that lists and describes the core duties and functions of all Environmental Health Programs.




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Changes to the Retail Food Facility Grading System

New grade cards are being issued during inspections. Additional points will be deducted from the inspection score under certain conditions. Please view the changes to the Retail Food Facility Grading System.


Adoption of Senate Bill No. 1263 (Wieckowski) regarding prohibition on use of hauled water for new residential development

On September 29, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 1263 (Wieckowski) (SB 1263) allowing the State Water Board to deny the creation of unsustainable water systems, and prevent counties from issuing a building permit for the construction of a new residential development where a source of the water supply is water transported by a water hauler, bottled water, or a water-vending machine. Please refer to complete information on SB 1263.



Micro Markets

For information on this exciting new concept in food service, please visit our Micro Markets page.


Potholes, graffiti, bad swimming pools? Give 'em The Works.

the works bannerThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health joined the Department of Public Works recently in launching an update to “The Works” mobile application.


LA County residents can now take advantage of this award-winning app to report potential swimming pool violations at hotels, motels, and apartments like unclear or cloudy pool water, broken pool gates or fences, and missing pool lights or drain covers. In addition, residents can also report potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping, facility maintenance for County parks, and other issues.

The Works app will also help users stay up-to-date on road closures and upcoming events.

You can read more about the app in the recent press release, or visit Public Works' website for more!

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Our Mission
The Environmental Health Division strives to promote health and quality of life by identifying, preventing, and controlling harmful environmental factors in Los Angeles County. 

The mission of Environmental Health is to assess environmental conditions and reduce exposure to health risks, and to educate the public on sources of environmental risk so they are empowered to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.
Pay for your Public Health
Permit or License
To pay for your Public Health Permit and/or License using your Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), Debit Card, or Electronic Check (ECheck), please visit our Payment Portal .

A convenience fee per transaction will apply. The convenience fees for Credit Card, Debit Card, and Electronic Check are 2.25% of payment, $1.49, and $0.95 respectively. Please have your Account ID and your Facility ID numbers from your billing statement ready. Payment will only be accepted online for the total amount owed on an account. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information about Permit and License Billing, please visit our Payment information page .
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