Welcome to the Environmental Health Website
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Riverside County through implementation of environmental health programs that protect public health and safety as well as the environment. Meet our Executive Team.
The County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health offers a wide range of services listed below:
District Environmental Service (DES)
Handles Food Worker Cards, Food, Pools and Spas, Temporary Events, Vector Control, Mobilehome Parks, Organized Camps and Tobacco Retailers
Environmental Protection and Oversight (EPO)
Handles Hazardous Materials, Land Use, Water Systems, Underground Storage Tanks, Solid Waste and Business Emergency Plans
OFFICE HOURS: All Environmental Health offices are open Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 5:00pm and closed on Fridays.
Restaurant / Market Grading
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RIVERSIDE COUNTY AG TRAIL (5-6-13)
Wondering where to find fresh fruits and vegetables in the area? Visit Riverside County's Ag Trail website at http://agtrail.rivcoca.org You and your family and friends can find places to purchase some of the finest fruits and vegetables in the country and take tours of farming operations. Visit the Ag Trail website today and print out a map and find more information!
BUSINESS AMBASSADOR TEAM (5-1-13)
Looking to start a business in Riverside County? Our Business Ambassador Team members are ready to help! Contact our team to get information on how to get your business started. Send us an email at BusinessAmbassador@rivcoeh.org and our business friendly team will contact you to streamline the process and help you make an informed decision. For additional information, please click here.
FOOD HANDLER CARD IS AVAILABLE ONLINE (4-1-13)
For more information click here.
PUBLIC NOTICE: OASIS SANITARY LANDFILL (3-11-13)
For more information click here.
CALIFORNIA BIO-MASS ODOR COMPLAINTS (3-4-13)
For information on odor complaints related to California Bio-Mass click here.
PRESS RELEASE: County health officals offer hantavirus reminder after three rodents test positive (2-21-13)
Click here for full press release.
ANNUAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVENTORY REPORTING TIMING INFORMATION (2-4-13)
Please be aware that Riverside County CUPA does not follow a March 1 reporting deadline. Submissions are accepted throughout the year. Click here for more information.
COTTAGE FOOD LEGISLATION INFORMATION (1-1-13)
Para preguntas con respecto al "Cottage Food Operation" en espanol por favor haga click aqui.
Governor Brown has signed AB 1616(California's Homemade Food Act) and the effective date is January 1, 2013. The new law refers to a Cottage Food Operation as an enterprise at a private home where low-risk food products are prepared or packaged for public consumption. Our Department is working with the California Department of Public Health and other counties across the State for a smooth implementation in Riverside County. More information will be posted as available. Click here for more information, please visit the California Dept. of Public Health's website.
Do you qualify as a Cottage Food Operation? Click here to find out.
Cottage Food Operation forms:
Cottage Food Registration/Permitting Form
Cottage Food Self Certification Checklist (Class A only)
S3: SAFE, SECURE, SUSTAINABLE
2013 Symposium on Food Systems & Public Health Conference is coming to Riverside on May 15-17th, 2013
BODY ART FACILITIES (ORDINANCE 907)
Riverside County Board of Supervisors pass ordinance 907 that regulates Body Art Facilities throughout the County. For more information on the new requirements go to our Body Art Information page.
ARSENIC LEVEL IN LOWER COACHELLA VALLEY
Information about arsenic level in the Lower Coachella Valley well water systems in English and Spanish.
TECHNICAL GUIDANCE MANUAL
This manual has guidelines for Onsite Watewater Treatment System design and installation.