- Environmental Health
Body Piercing & Tattoos
The Division currently receives registration forms from businesses engaged in tattooing, body piercing, and applying permanent cosmetics.
Complaint & Public Health Threat Response
Personnel responds to residential and business complaints on a variety of issues including sewage, hazardous materials leaks and spills, and illnesses believed to be caused by food or associated with environmental conditions.
Emergency Response & Preparedness
Environmental Health offers assistance in response to various disasters and accidents. These may include hazardous materials spills, clandestine drug labs, sewage spills, flood events, and other threats to public health and safety.
Environmental Health personnel issue permits and conduct inspections for all retail food operations in Lake County. Inspectors routinely attend community events where food is sold to the public to ensure that vendors are adhering to minimum food safety standards.
Hazardous Materials Management (CUPA)
The Lake County Division of Environmental Health is the Certified Unified Program Agency for all of Lake County, dealing with hazardous waste and hazardous materials.
The Land program covers on-site wastewater treatment/disposal services, water well construction permits and inspections, and Planning Division requests for review.
Recreational Bathing & Swimming
Under this program, staff members permit and inspect all public swimming pools and spas to ensure that they are being operated in a safe and sanitary manner.
Septic Tank Pumpers
The Lake County Division of Environmental Health permits and inspects all septic tanks and chemical toilet cleaners in the county.
As the local enforcement agency for state regulations governing solid waste operations, the Lake County Division of Environmental Health permits and inspects solid waste haulers and municipal facilities.
State Small Water Systems
The Environmental Health Department issues permits and conducts inspections of public water systems between 5 and 14 connections, in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code.