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


Community Event Organizer Permit Application
Food Facility Permit Application
Sewage Disposal System Permit Application
Septage Pumper Permit Application
Recreational Health Pool-Spa Annual Permit Application
Temporary Food Permit ApplicationTemporary Food Facilities 101-pocket guideline
Local Small Water System Permit Application
Body Art Practitioner Application for Registration

Food Facility Plan Check/Construction Application – Sec A & B
Food Facility Plan Check/Construction Application – Sec C Water Heater
Food Facility Plan Check/Construction Application – Sec D Cooking Equipment & Hood

Plan Check – Swimming Pools/Spas – Special Purpose Pools/Other



George Chiala Farms ; Fairview Rd, Hollister CA 95023


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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