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

 May is National Water Safety Month!  Help celebrate by learning how to keep your swimming pool clean and safe for a healthy and enjoyable summer.  This video includes information on proper care and maintenance of swimming pool water as well as pool safety, including drowning prevention. 

Mosquito control application scheduled for next week in two areas of western Riverside County

Mosquito populations spur spraying, continued vigilance for West Nile virus in western Riverside County.  Read the full news release here.


National Preparedness Month 

Get prepared for disasters: make a plan for yourself, family and friends.  Planning now, before the disaster arrives, is the best way to ensure we are ready.  The time to prepare is now!  For even more emergency preparedness tips, visit RivCoReady.org.


September is... National Food Safety Month!

National Food Safety Month began in 1994 to raise awareness on the importance of food safety through education.  Check out our guidance material to aid in educating your food facility operations.


Now Accepting Online Construction Plans

The Department of Environmental Health will accept electronic plan submittals for food, mobile food and pool facilities.  Click here for more details.


Pregnant Women Urged to Avoid Going to Areas with Zika Risk

7-28-17  The California Department of Public Health has issued a news release advising pregnant women, and men and women of child bearing age, not to go to areas with Zika.  Click here to view the full news release.



Beginning July 1, 2017, some of the Department of Environmental Health fees will be increasing.  The Food Handler Certification fee will not increase.  Contact a local Environmental Health office for more information.  Click here for the new fee schedule.


Business Plan Updates Are Due Annually

If your facility stores hazardous materials above threshold quantities, then you are required to submit a new Business Plan in CERS on a annual basis. Please click here to submit an updated plan. 

Food Donation

Any food facility may donate food to a food bank or another non-profit charitable organization for distribution to persons free of charge.  Click here for more information and to see the current list of food banks accepting food donations in you area.



Menu Nutritional Labeling Requirements

5-3-17  In an effort to help consumers make informed choices, California has adopted federal menu labeling requirements. The menu labeling compliance date has been extended to MAY 7, 2018.  To help the public understand the new law, Riverside County Department of Environmental Health has created an informational bulletin.  Click here to view the bulletinThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a labeling guide for food retailers as well.  Click here to view.

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