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:
- 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 Forms
High Levels of Nitrates in the Water
Animal Bites and Vectors
Rabies and disease prevention through investigation of animal bites or other conditions that could lead to disease transmission from animals to humans Telephone: 1-831-636-4320 @ Animal Control West end of South Street The County contracts with the City of Hollister to provide services to the unincorporated area of the County.
Prevention of foodborne illness through inspection of retail food facilities, including Temporary Food Facilities for compliance with safe food handling procedures.
Prevention of the transmission of diseases at facilities providing body piercings or tattoo services through registration of these facilities. Registration Form: To Engage in the Business of Tattooing, Body Piercing, or Permanent Cosmetics
Prevention of disease transmission and accidents through permits for construction and operation and routine inspection of public swimming pools and spas. Plan Check – Swimming Pools/Spas – Special Purpose Pools/Other Swimming Pools/Spas – Annual Operating Permit Application
Hazardous Materials Unit Programs
California Accidental Release Program (CalARP) Public health and environmental protection through regulation of facilities that store or handle extremely hazardous materials through enforcement of the California Accidental release Program regulations.
The certified unified Program Agency(CUPA) consolidates the administration, billing, permitting, and inspection of hazardous material and hazardous waste programs including: underground and aboveground storage tanks, hazardous materials, CalARP programs, and hazardous waste generator and treatment programs.