The Environmental Health Division is excited to present our new 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.
Food safety is something that our Environmental Health branch does not joke about.
We want you to be safe and enjoy gatherings with friends and family this holiday season,
and the CDC is hosting a Twitter chat regarding holiday food safety on Wednesday, December 6.
CDPH Weekly Update as of October 13, 2017
A large hepatitis A outbreak is ongoing in California. There have been no reported cases in Tulare County at this time. However, the information provided by California Department of Public Health is a great way to stay informed about precautions to stay safe.
The majority of patients in this outbreak report experiencing homelessness and/or using illicit drugs in settings of limited sanitation. The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with a fecally contaminated environment.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that person-to-person transmission through close contact is the primary way people get hepatitis A in the United States.
San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Los Angeles Counties have declared local outbreak status. Outbreak associated cases have been confirmed in other California jurisdictions, but none have been reported in Tulare County.
UPDATE FOR: Nacho cheese warming units at retail locations
The implementation of the new well ordinance will begin September 2017! After three years of discussion and work groups held with industry and regulatory entities, Tulare County has approved a new well ordinance that will address many aspects of water wells, both agricultural and domestic. Some areas impacted by the new ordinance are well construction, destruction and setback requirements. This new water well ordinance will help Tulare County's efforts to protect and preserve water quality in Tulare County.
Food Excellence Awards 2016
The Environmental Health Division of Tulare County is pleased to announce and present its Annual Food Excellence Awards! Each year the food facilities that have obtained three consecutive scores of 95 or higher, during their health inspections, receives this prestigious award.
Click here to see a list of the award recipients.
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.