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 Friday from 7:00am to 5:30pm.
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*** New Information ***
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED RIVERSIDE COUNTY ORDINANCE 580, REGARDING MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES TODAY (12-17-13)
This ordinance will allow food trucks to operate in Riverside County beginning APRIL 8, 2014. All mobile food facilities/food trucks will require plan check and approval to meet all county ordinances and California Health and Safety Code requirements. Check back in early 2014 for more information.
ELECTRONIC REPORTING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION (9-16-13)
Hazardous materials information is now required to be reported electronically (Assembly Bill 2286). If your facility is regulated under any of the programs below, please use this link to submit your information https://ereporting.rivcoeh.org.
SILVER FIRE DEBRIS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION (8-9-13)
For information on the safe cleanup of fire ash, please click here.
For information on Fire Debris Clean Up Assistance, please click here.
For additional fire debris related County information, visit Riverside County Waste Management Department.
WEST NILE VIRUS (7-22-13)
The state has confirmed that mosquitos collected from several locations in the Nuevo area and two locations in San Jacinto, tested positive for West Nile Virus. Please click here for more information.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT (7-18-13)
We can now accept credit cards and debit cards (with the credit card logo only) for payment for Environmental Health permits and food handler cards. Accepting only the following: Visa, Master Card, Union Pay, Discover.
IMPORTANT CHANGE CONCERNING SEPTIC SYSTEMS IN WINE COUNTRY(5-30-13)
The State Water Quality Control Board Onsite Water Treatment System (OWTS) Policy has changed, effective May 14, 2013. For more information regarding this change please click here.
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
For more information click here.
CALIFORNIA BIO-MASS ODOR COMPLAINTS
For information on odor complaints related to California Bio-Mass click here.
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
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)
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 Wastewater Treatment System design and installation.
BUSINESS USER GUIDE FOR eREPORTING
For information on how to submit your information electronically, download the eReporting Business Users Guide.
- Hazardous Material Business Plan (HMBP)
- Hazardous Waste Generator
- Hazardous Waste Onsite Treatment (Tiered Permit)
- Underground Storage Tanks
- Aboveground Petroleum Storage Over 1,320 Gallons