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This program is responsible for the enforcement of public health laws pertaining to hotels, motels, boarding homes, boarding schools, organized camps, day camps and private school cafeterias.


  • Conducts inspection of hotels, motels, and boarding homes to determine if the facilities are clean, well maintained, and free of vermin (rodents, cockroaches, bed bugs, and other insects), the proper laundering of linens, the appropriate washing and sanitation of multi-use utensils provided in the guest rooms
  • Conducts inspections of homes for the elderly or disabled, such as assisted living and residential care facilities for maintenance and sanitation issues. (For complaints regarding improper treatment of residents, contact the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division)
  • Conducts inspections of student housing and food service operations at private schools, universities including dormitories, co-ops, fraternity and sorority houses
  • Performs site evaluations, issues Public Health License, and conducts routine inspections of organized and day camps
  • Conducts inspection of emergency housing for the homeless, including shelters, cold weather shelters, single room occupancy hotels, vendor hotel and motels, and domestic violence shelters
  • Inspects and monitors emergency shelters established in response to an emergency or natural disaster such as wildfires and earthquakes
  • Provides health clearance inspections for off campus education related locations
  • Investigates and tests medically verified carbon monoxide poisonings in residential housing where natural gas burning appliances are not suspect

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Phone: (213) 351-0288
Fax: (213) 637-0028

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