Environmental Health


Environmental Health reflects the continued assessment, preservation, and improvement of environmental conditions and circumstances that affect the health and safety of our community.

The Department of Environmental Health oversees the following programs:

  • Consumer Protection (Food Facilities)
  • Hazardous Materials (USTs, CalARP, CERS)
  • Land Use (Planning and Building Projects)
  • On-Site Waste Water Treatment Systems
  • Drinking Water (Small Water Systems)
  • Body Art (Tattoos, Permanent Cosmetics, Body Piercing)
  • Solid Waste
  • Recreational Water (Commercial Swimming Pools and Spas)
  • Vector Control

Frequently Used Applications

High Levels of Nitrates in the Water

  • CDPH Nitrate Fact Sheet 2014
  • CDPH Water Treatment Devices for Nitrate 2016
  • Community Event Organizer Permit Application 2017
    Food Facility Permit Application 2017
    Sewage Disposal System Permit Application 2017
    Septage Pumper Permit Application 2017
    Recreational Health Pool-Spa Annual Permit Application 2017
    Temp Food Permit Application 2017
    Local Small Water System Permit Application 2017
    Body Art Practitioner Application for Registration 2017
    Food Facility Plan Check/Construction Application
    Plan Check – Swimming Pools/Spas – Special Purpose Pools/Other


    Environmental Health

    351 Tres Pinos Rd. -C1
    Hollister, CA 95023

    (831) 636-4035

    Fax (831) 636-4037

    Public Health Division

    439 Fourth St Hollister, CA 95023

    (831) 637-5367

    Fax (831) 637-9073

    TDD/TTY (831) 636-0385

    Toll-free (800) 756-0385


    Mon-Fri 8 AM– 5 PM

    Deputy Director

    Lynn Mello
    Director of Nursing
    Public Health Administrator

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