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Riverside County Department of Environmental Health is dedicated to protecting the health of people and the environment in Riverside County. To learn more about programs that the Department oversees please visit the Our Services page.

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Swimming Pools Impacted By Smoke and Ash

Click here for information on how to maintain your swimming pool if you are in an area impacted by fires. 


 Health Officials Investigate Possible Bacteria Exposures in Santa Ana River

Riverside County health officials are investigating a report of two Orange County residents with Shigella bacteria in which a section of the Santa Ana riverbed may have been the source of the infection. Click here for the full press release.




In accordance with HSC 25535.2 & CCR 2745.2(c), notice is hereby given that the Risk Management Plans (RMP) are complete for site locations on the following:

Coachella Valley Water Districts

Foster Gardner Inc. Coachella



Now Permitting Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations

For information on starting your own home kitchen operation visit our Home-Based Kitchen Operations page.


The Murrieta Office Has Moved

 As of April 2nd, our Murrieta office is located at 30135 Technology Dr. Suite 250, Murrieta, CA 92563.


Catering Operations & Host Facilities

 On January 1, 2019, new laws allow for Catering Operations to operate at both private events and now also Host Facilities.  Check back here often as we will be adding information and forms as they become available!

Catering Operation Permitting Form 
Host Facility Requirements 
Host Facility Permitting Form  


Hazardous Materials Business Plan (Disclosure Program) Informational Videos

Are you a new business that handles hazardous materials and needs help understanding the disclosure program?

If this is you, click on a topic below.
Part I: Are you a handler of hazardous materials?
Part II: Chemical Identification
Part IV: Business Plan Requirements
Part V: Common Violations  

New Testing Times for Backflow Written Exam

We now offer our backflow written exam, Monday through Friday, in our downtown Riverside office located at 3880 Lemon St., Suite 200. 

Testing times are 8:30am or 1:30pm. Please visit our Water Program page for more information. 


Commercial Cannabis in Riverside County

Please visit the Cannabis webpage to learn more.

For cities which allow cannabis businesses, a permit with Riverside County Department of Environmental Health may be required.  Click here for more information or email us with your questions.


Submit Your Construction Plans Online

The Department of Environmental Health will accept electronic plan submittals for food, mobile food and pool facilities.  Click here for more details.


Business Plan Updates Are Due Annually

If your facility stores hazardous materials above threshold quantities, then you are required to submit a new Business Plan in CERS on a annual basis. Please click here to submit an updated plan. 

Food Donation

Any food facility may donate food to a food bank or another non-profit charitable organization for distribution to persons free of charge.  Click here for more information. 


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