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Environmental Health & Safety

Our programs promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and the places they live, work and play. Our programs employ several strategies to prevent health hazards including education, surveillance, routine inspections, sampling, posting, and enforcement where necessary.

Food Facility Color-Coded Placarding Program

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Sonoma County has implemented a color-coded placard system for the disclosure of food facility inspection results.

Learn more about this new system and other aspects of food facility inspection.

Food facility inspections
  • Health Services
    Published on December 3, 2015

    The Sonoma County Environmental Health Department, Solid Waste Management Program, acting as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to enforce state laws and regulations at solid waste sites within its jurisdiction.  The Central Disposal Site operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the LEA.  The operator has filed an application for a JTD amendment with the LEA.  The JTD describes the design and operation of the facility.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 13, 2015
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is updating its warning to consumers regarding certain seafood caught along the California coastline that may contain high levels of domoic acid. Advisories continue to be in place for:
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Featured Services

cottagefood-75.png California Health & Safety Code (Cal Code) allows you to prepare certain non-perishable foods in your home and sell to the public with a cottage food registration or permit.
food-safety-mgr-75.png Most food facilities are required to have at least one person, an owner or designated employee, who has passed an approved food safety certification exam.
fresh-water-quality-sampling-75.png We monitor bacterial levels in the water at beaches along the Russian River and Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon. Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
ocean-water-monitoring-75.png Ocean water samples are collected weekly between April 1 and October 31 at the seven beaches that are visited by 50,000 people per year and are adjacent to storm drains, creek or rivers.

Contact Information

Public Health Division
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
Office Location
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.44178, -122.7158781

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