The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health is a full-service department that is dedicated to protecting the health of people and the environment in Riverside County. To learn more about programs that the Department oversees please visit the Our Services page.

Latest News


Vector Control Benefit Assessment Ballots to be mailed May 22, 2015


4/16/2015 - Ballots will be mailed to property owners in the central/southern unincorporated areas of Riverside County currently serviced by our Vector Control Program. Click on the link to learn more about mosquito control and diseases transmitted by them. 


Water Conservation During Extreme Drought

4/1/2015 - Click here for swimming pools and here for restaurants to get tips on conserving water in one of California's most severe droughts. 


New Pool Code Requirements in effect January 1st 2015


12/19/2014 - Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations relating to public swimming pools has been updated, establishing new chemical and safety requirements. Click the following link for information on these legislative changes.


Fee Ordinance No. 640 Establishing Environmental Health Service Fees is Amended

8/15/14 - Amendments to Riverside County Ordinance 640.14 go into effect on the 15th of August, adjusting permit fees for the first time since 2008.  Please click here for current fee information

New DEH Website Announced

Website Redesign Announcement


8/8/14 - The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health is pleased to welcome you to our new website. The site has been redesigned to make finding information simpler. Please take a look around and begin updating any bookmarks that may have changed. Please contact us should you have questions or comments.


Department Presented with Achievement Award

6/17/14 - The National Association of Counties (NACo) has granted Riverside County Department of Environmental Health a 2014 Achievement Award for its program titled “The Environmental Site Assessment and Risk Evaluation Tool”.  The program won in the category of Information Technology.  This innovative program was developed in 2012 and saves the county and public both time and money by streamlining environmental assessment reviews for land development projects.  The Environmental Site Assessment and Risk Evaluation Tool uses GIS (geographic information systems) to quickly access project-specific information from multiple data sources, thereby reducing county time spent on the review process while providing a more thorough evaluation. 


Reduce Hunger and Stop Food Waste

6/11/14 - This bulletin provides information on how restaurants and other food facilities can donate unused food.  Click here to read about how to donate your unused food today and make a difference in your community!

Food trucks are coming

Food Trucks are Here...

04/08/14 - Ordinance 580 is in effect as of April 8th.  This ordinance allows food trucks to operate in Riverside County beginning APRIL 8, 2014.  All mobile food facilities/food trucks are required to complete the plan check process, meet all county ordinances and California Health and Safety Code requirements.  For additional information visit our Mobile Food Facility page.