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Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Services

General Agency Information
Name: Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Services
Address: 701 Ocean Street, Room 312
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-454-2022
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm
Description: State-mandated programs include the control of retail food establishments, public swimming pools, organized camps, housing, and surveillance of public swimming beaches. State programs delegated at local option include employee housing inspections, medical wastes, and regulation of small public water systems. County ordinances and regulations pertaining to well construction, individual water systems, individual sewage disposal systems (septic systems and septic tank pumping) and surveillance of fresh water swimming areas are also enforced. Environmental Health enforces State and local laws for hazardous materials and wastes county wide. Environmental Health also administers County Service Area 12, which provides programs for improved septic system management throughout the County, with a special focus on implementing the State-approved San Lorenzo Wastewater Management Plan. Environmental Health provides support and staff to the Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission, various water quality protection programs, and the County Water Resources Management Program.

Environmental Health is organized into four major program areas: Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials/Wastes, Land Use, and Water Resources.
Mission: The Environmental Health Division of the Health Services Agency, is committed to the protection of public health and the environment within Santa Cruz County through oversight, inspection, monitoring, permitting, investigation, enforcement, information management, education, and collaboration, while providing excellent customer service.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: Public Service
Fees: Fixed Fee
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: Fees
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Consumer Assistance and Protection
Environmental Hazards Cleanup
Environmental Hazards Evaluation
Environmental Hazards Information
Environmental Protection and Improvement
Food Poisoning Investigation
Food Safety Standards
Government Agencies
Hazardous Materials Control
Hazardous Materials Roundups
Hazardous Waste Control
Household Hazardous Materials Information
Land Conservation
Land Use Regulation
Pest Control
Public Health Information/Inspection/Remediation
Restaurant/Food Sanitation
Sewage Treatment
Sewer Maintenance
Water Pollution Control
Water Resources Conservation
This agency was last updated on March 21, 2019.