Welcome to the Environmental Health Website!!

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.

 

Inspector Contact Information Available

Do you have questions and need to contact your assigned inspector?  Please see our staff email and contact information list! 

 

Did You Know it's Free?

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

 

 

Do you need a permit?

If you would like to make and sell food to the public, you need a permit! Our inspectors are here to help you!  Staffs contact information

All of our forms and guidance are here to assist you through the permitting process.

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.
 

 

FOOD SAFETY ALERT 

As of January 9, 2019, this outbreak appears to be over.

FDA is continuing to investigate to learn more about how the E. coli bacteria could have entered the agricultural water reservoir and ways romaine lettuce from the farm could have been contaminated. The FDA is able to confirm that Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. has not shipped romaine since November 20, 2018. Romaine lettuce from Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. linked to this outbreak is no longer available for sale.
FDA continues its investigation of farms identified in trace back.
For more information:
https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html

 

Effective January 2018—Water Well Program

SB 252 is a senate bill that recently passed to assist in the governance of water sustainability.   SB252 now requires local jurisdictions to post all NEW water well applications for public review.  Tulare County Environmental Health Division will be adhering to this new requirement starting January 2018 via this website. SB252 Text 

 

Food Excellence Awards 2018

Tulare County restaurants with the highest food inspection ratings were recognized with the Excellence in Food Safety Awards on February 5, 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 453 Retail Food Facilities for 2018. 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. 
 

2018 List of Award Winners

 

After Hour Emergency Calls

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. 

 

 

Advertisement Tulare County Environmental Health Household Hazardous Waste Service

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.