The Environmental Health Division is excited to present our website! It is our hope that this website will help offer an easier mechanism by which to assist our clients with our services. You may now access forms and guidance for all of our programs here, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. In addition complaints can now be submitted online straight to our division, and payment links make permit payments a click away! We hope you find our website useful and look forward to serving you.
The Tulare County Division of Environmental Health is a full-service division that is dedicated to protecting the health of people and the environment in Tulare County.
The Environmental Health Department will be closed for 2 weeks. During this time we will be serving the public virtually. Phones call will be answered as normal at 559-624-7400.
For direct contact with inspector staff refer to staff contact information for email and cell phone contact information.
Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is spread by handling or eating food. However, it is important to limit close contact with people outside of your home, encourage handwashing, wear a mask, and avoid sharing utensils. Get answers to other questions about COVID-19 and food. You can learn about food safety for special events, seasons, and the Holidays here.
As of Tuesday October 20, 2020 Personal Care and Body Art Industries were allowed to reopen in Tulare County. The state has provided guidance see below for information.
To find out the current COVID-19 guidance for public pool operations you can click on the link below and type “Tulare” into the county box and type the business type such as “pool” into the activity box. The website will provide you Tulare County’s current color tier and the state guidance.
Dear Business Leaders,
These unprecedented times have been challenging, to say the least. However, we’re proud of you for helping our community succeed, from donating meals to essential employees, to sewing masks, to simply sharing resources on social media. We are truly #StrongerTogether. As we move forward, we know you are anxious to reopen your doors. To ensure the safety of our community and to help you navigate the new normal, we have created this playbook. This comprehensive guide includes many of the recommendations and developed guidelines from the CDC and other federal, state, and local agencies. This resource will act as a living document, which we will update as this fluid situation changes. Though we all wish to return to our regular lives, we must take necessary precautions during this time. The last thing we want is for the virus to grow during this stage. This playbook is a guideline to help you safely serve your customers and accommodate your employees. If you have any questions, please contact the Tulare County Public Health Branch. We are here to help you. Thank you for your support and courage as we continue to navigate this pandemic together. We’ll continue to persevere the only way we know how: together. Click Below for access to Playbook.
Disposal of your household hazardous waste can be done any Saturday at the permanent facility located at 335 N. Cain Street, Visalia, from 8-1pm at no charge! We also have special Saturday Events coming to a city near you! Event locations and times
For your safety, consumers of mobile food facilities should be sure they are permitted. Here's what to look for.
¿Necesita un permiso?
Si desea hacer y vender comida al público, ¡necesita un permiso! ¡Nuestros inspectores están aquí para ayudarle! Información para contactar los inspectores.
Todos nuestros formularios y guías están aquí para ayudarlo a través del proceso de permisos.
Tulare County restaurants with the highest food inspection ratings were recognized with the Excellence in Food Safety Awards on March 3,2020 at the Tulare County Board of Supervisors meeting. Owners and managers were encouraged to attend and be recognized. Retailers who received an award earned a certificate to display at their facilities.
Environmental Health (TCEH) recognized 447 Retail Food Facilities for 2019. Tulare County Environmental Health Services implemented the Excellence in Food Safety Awards program in March of 2010 to recognize restaurants that have consistent safe food-handling practices and achieve a score of 95 percent or above on three consecutive routine inspections. The award places a spotlight on those restaurants that demonstrate outstanding performance in, and an exceptional commitment to, safe food handling.
The Environmental health 24-hour emergency notification number is 624-7400. After normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 5:30pm, Friday 8am to 12pm) the call will be answered by our answering service, ABC Communications. The answering service will contact the assigned on-call EH emergency response personnel.
Help keep Tulare County clean by taking Household Hazardous Waste to the Visalia Corp Yard, or to one of our many Clean Up Events! Clean up Events days and times are posted under public information.