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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.

Recovery Information for Kincade Fire

We are dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment, and keeping the public apprised of the county’s air quality in the aftermath of the Kincade Fire.

For the latest regarding debris removal and household hazardous waste cleanup go to the Debris Removal page on SoCoEmergency.org.

For recovery information regarding the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires, visit SonomaCountyRecovers.org.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on August 14, 2019

    Noticia Publica: El Departamento de Salud Ambiental del Condado de Sonoma, Programa de Gestión de Desperdicios Sólidos, que actúa como Agencia de Control Local (LEA) está certificado por el Departamento de Reciclaje y Recuperación de Recursos (CalRecycle) para hacer cumplir las leyes y regulaciones estatales en los sitios de desechos sólidos dentro de su jurisdicción.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on August 14, 2019

    PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, 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

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  • Health Services
    Published on July 12, 2017

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) is re-opening Monte Rio Beach after follow-up testing of samples taken showed diminished levels of coliform bacteria. DHS will remove the closure signs placed at the beach. The beach is open and safe to swim in.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 7, 2017

    Follow-up testing of samples taken from Monte Rio Beach continue to show elevated levels of coliform bacteria. The beach remains closed and signs advising the public to avoid swimming, wading or water contact remain posted in accordance with state guidelines.

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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.
color-coded-placards-75.png 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.
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
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Office Location
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.441823, -122.7137698

Current Fee Schedule

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Fees for Fiscal Year 2019-20 for all Environmental Health programs

Food Safety During Power Shutdown

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Food Safety

Food Safety During Power Shutdown for Retail Food Facilities

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Sonoma County Cannabis Permits and Inspections

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Permits and inspections for cannabis dispensaries and edible product manufacturing.

Public Records Requests

Public Records Requests
Most Environmental Health records are available electronically and you may search our database via the Public Access Viewer.