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

California Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews Riverside County Vector Control’s Keith Jones about a current measure to fund the area’s vector control program. Click here to view the video.



Water Conservation During Extreme Drought

7/14/2015 - Click here for swimming pools and here for restaurants to get tips on conserving water in one of California's most severe droughts. Click here and here for information on USDA drought assistance for individual well owners.


It's Pool Season Again 

6/22/2015 -  Summer is here and swimming pools are a fun way to cool down. Please help prevent drowning by not propping open gates to community pools, ensure that the life saving equipment is in place and good repair and never allow children to swim unattended. Check out this video from Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire Department and Riverside County Department of Public Health.


Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito in Nuevo Area

6/19/2015 - Mosquito samples collected June 17th near Mystic Field in Nuevo, CA tested positive for West Nile virus. Click here for more information. 


Graywater Regulations

6/23/2015 - Chapter 16A establishes minimum requirements for the installation of graywater systems in occupancies regulated by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Click on the link to read the full chapter. For information on homeowner's informational bulletin, click here.


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

4/15/15 - Amendments to Riverside County Ordinance 640.14 go into effect on the 1st of July, adjusting permit fees. Please click here for current fee information. 

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!