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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(888) 700-9995

NEW in Environmental Health

Climate and Health Series

August 18, 2014 - Environmental Health is pleased to present two new reports as part of a Climate and Health Series that outlines the expected impacts of climate change in Los Angeles County.

Your Health and Climate Change in
Los Angeles County

If you're a student, a parent, a concerned citizen, or just interested in climate change, this first report in the series will provide you with an overview of the local health impacts of climate change. It provides 10 Actions You Can Take to Reduce Climate Change to help individuals reduce their contribution to climate change. These easy steps can help you and your family improve health, save money, and help the environment. Click on the report cover or go here to read the report.



Framework for Addressing Climate Change in Los Angeles County
Local government agencies, including other public health departments, face unique challenges in addressing climate change. This second report in the Climate and Health Series was written for local jurisdictions and presents Public Health's Five-Point Plan to Reduce the Health Impacts of Climate Change. The plan is a model that other jurisdictions can adopt to help mitigate and/or adapt to climate change. Click on the report cover or go here to read the report. 

Want more information about climate change?
Visit to find out more about what Los Angeles County is doing to address climate change.

Tattoo Ink and Needle Recall
July 11, 2014 - Tattoo inks, needles, and kits made by White & Blue, Inc. are being recalled. For more information, visit the Body Art page.

REPEALED: No Bare Hand Contact with Ready-to-Eat Foods (AB1252).
June 28, 2014 - Find out what this means for food workers by clicking here.  

 Permit and License Billing: Effective July 1, 2014

Taking care of your Public Health Permit or License just got easier!
On May 13, 2014, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors adopted the transfer of responsibility for the billing, collection, and issuance of Public Health Permits and Licenses from the Treasurer and Tax Collector (TTC) to the Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division (EH). Billing statements and Public Health Permits and Licenses issued after July 1, 2014 will feature a new appearance in line with the new billing system. Invoices will be based on the facility or the establishment's specific location. One location that has multiple Public Health Permits or Licenses under the same ownership will receive all invoices into one combined statement.

Coming soon!
Pay for your Public Health Permits and/or Licenses online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card, for an additional fee, when online payments become available. The credit card payment option is anticipated to be available approximately one month prior to this year's payment due date of September 24, 2014.

For more information about Permit and License Billing, click here.

Call us at the Customer Call Center!

Do you have a complaint or need information about a restaurant? Call us at the Environmental Health Customer Call Center! Telephone agents are available to speak to you from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in English or Spanish.

Contact our Customer Call Center at (888) 700-9995.

Prefer email? Send us a message at or report a complaint online. Visit the Environmental Health On-Line Complaint System to report problems at a restaurant or food market; illegal food vendors; rodents, sewage, trash, or other problems at housing or other properties; lead exposure hazards; complaints about a body art (tattooing) facility; or non-maintained swimming pools.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Potholes, graffiti, bad swimming pools? Give 'em The Works.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health joined the Department of Public Works recently in launching an update to “The Works” mobile application.

LA County residents can now take advantage of this award-winning app to report potential swimming pool violations at hotels, motels, and apartments like unclear or cloudy pool water, broken pool gates or fences, and missing pool lights or drain covers. In addition, residents can also report potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping, facility maintenance for County parks, and other issues.

The Works app will also help users stay up-to-date on road closures and upcoming events.

You can read more about the app in the recent press release, or visit Public Works' website for more!

Available for download for iPhone or Android. 

Our Mission
The Environmental Health Division strives to promote health and quality of life by identifying, preventing, and controlling harmful environmental factors in Los Angeles County. 

The mission of Environmental Health is to assess environmental conditions and reduce exposure to health risks, and to educate the public on sources of environmental risk so they are empowered to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.

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2013-2014 License/Permit Fees

Beware: Health Inspector Imposters

Body Art

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Community Events

Cottage Food Operation

Drinking Water Report

Food Facility (Restaurant/Market) Rating

Food Facility Closures

Food Recalls  

All Recalls for 2014:

Guidelines for Safe Food Donation

Inspect Your Home Kitchen

Mobile Food Facility Route Sheet

Motion Picture Catering Operation Permit
Pet Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas

Plan Check Guides:
Swimming Pool Inspection Details

Swimming Pool Closure List

What to Expect as a Food Operator
Director of Environmental Health
Angelo J. Bellomo
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