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Environmental Management
Protecting Public Health and the Environment


Environmental Health is the prevention, preservation, and improvement of environmental factors affecting the health and safety of our community. We are an regulatory enforcement agency operating as part of the County of Sacramento, Environmental Management Department. The common title of our staff is "Health Inspector," but the official title is "Environmental Health Specialist."

The State of California mandates that only qualified, trained professionals may perform the duties within the scope of this field. Our staff of professionals have backgrounds in the sciences including chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, mathematics and environmental health.

The Environmental Health Division's mission is to protect health, prevent disease and promote health for all persons in Sacramento County. Individual programs include:

Key Contact Information

Plan Review - construction and modification of retail food facilities, public & commercial swimming pool and spa facilities 916-874-6010
Report Food-borne Illness or Suspected Food Poisoning   916-875-8440
Report a Complaint (non-food poisoning related)
On-lline 311 Connect:
or 311
Request a Public File Review of Environmental Health program documents 916-875-8549

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