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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 Wildfires

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 wildfires in Sonoma County.

For the latest regarding debris removal and household hazardous waste cleanup in the Walbridge Fire visit https://socoemergency.org/recover/walbridge-meyers-fire-recovery/debris-removal/.

For the latest regarding debris removal and household hazardous waste cleanup in the Glass Fire visit https://socoemergency.org/recover/glass-wildfire/debris-removal/.

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

Featured Services

Homemade Foods

cottagefood-75.pngCalifornia 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.

Fresh Water Quality Sampling

fresh-water-quality-sampling-75.pngWe 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.

Food Safety Manager Certification

color-coded-placards-75.pngSonoma 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.

Ocean Water Quality Monitoring

ocean-water-monitoring-75.pngOcean 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.

The Best Science Job in America

Environmental Health Inspector-The Best Science Job in America (produced by SF Department of Health)


Contact Information

Public Health Division
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Office Location
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.441823, -122.7137698

Current Fee Schedule

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Fees for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 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

Report a Complaint, Hazard or Nuisance

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.