Public Health Department (PHD)


Welcome to the Environmental Health Services web site. Environmental Health Services is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of its community through the various programs we provide. 


  Commercial kitchen(2)    Temporary Food Booths     WaterQuality  

   Food Facility - Retail                     Temporary Food Facility               Drinking Water   


   CottageFood   Septic   SwimmingPool(3)      

   Cottage Food                               Liquid Waste                                Recreational Health 



Our work begins with the Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS), who specialize in the following programs: Retail Food, Recreational Health, Water Wells, Water Systems, Onsite Liquid Waste. Additional programs include Body Art (tattoos, piercing and permanent makeup), Solid Waste, Ocean Water Testing, Project Clean Water, Land Use, Vector and Housing. We also respond to consumer complaints related to the programs we provide.  


 (Links to additional programs can be found in the blue column on the left side of our home page.)   



Hazardous Materials Unit

CUPA   Certified Unified Program Agency 

LUFT   Leaking Underground Fuel Tank

SMU    Site Mitigation Unit

HazMat Image #1


To report a Food Borne Illness (FBI), sewage spill or a general complaint, please speak directly to our office professionals. You may contact our office staff in the North County office in Santa Maria at (805) 346-8460 (Press 3 to reach the front desk) or our South County office in Santa Barbara at (805) 681-4900 (Press 3 to reach the front desk). Complaints can also be sent to our website 


Note: Environmental Health Services does not respond to mold complaints.

Information on how to handle mold problems are provided below:

Mold in my home

Mold Resources


 Retail Food Establishment Online Inspection Results 



   Online Inspection



  Online Inspection Report Search



The primary goal of the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health's Food Safety Program is to prevent the occurrence of food borne illnesses through regulatory and educational efforts with restaurants, markets and other retail food facilities.

  "Retail Food Establishment Online Inspection Results" is a web based service provided to inform the public about inspections conducted of retail food establishments in Santa Barbara County. The purpose of the inspections is to assure that food is being handled safely from preparation through serving to the customer.



    The Santa Barbara Smokehouse, a Santa Barbara, CA establishment
    is recalling several brands of their cold smoked salmon due to
    possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

    For additional information, please visit:








For up to date information about food recalls please visit: 



Food and Drug Administration Home Page (FDA)



United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)



United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

What's New


Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) Document  NOTICE: The LAMP and implementing ordinance became effective in February 2015 with full implementation occurring on November 20, 2015 as approved by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. 


AB 1252 Summary of Changes


Food Permit Flow Chart


Approved Sources


Guidelines for Upright Broilers


Tajiguas Landfill Permit Review Application


 Santa Maria: LF-SWFP 2013 Final (Permit Modification Application)


"Think before you ink"


County Code Chapter 34A - Wells


County Code Chapter 34B - Domestic Water Systems


Los Olivos Preliminary Engineering Report - Final   


NSF / ANSI 59 - Standard for Mobile Food Carts


Public Notice

UST Tank tester notification letter

Public Notice - Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels

Public Notice - CDPH Warns Not to Eat Certain Seafood Caught in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties

Public Notice- Engel and Gray Report of Composting Site Information Amendment 



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 25535.2 of Chapter 6.95 of the California Health & Safety Code, that the Santa Barbara County Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) has determined that the CalARP Program Risk Management Plan for the following facilities are complete:





City of Santa Maria Utilities Department

Blending and Disinfection Facility

1301 Fairway Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93455

[posted 4/26/2016; public comment ends June 10, 2016]


City of Santa Maria Utilities Department
Blending and Disinfection Facility
1301 Fairway Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93455
[posted 4/26/2016; public comment ends June 10, 2016]

Brothers Best Produce, Inc.
1293 W Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA 93458
[posted 5/9/2016; public comment ends June 23, 2016]









The document may be reviewed at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Environmental Health Services office at 225 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

All comments must be in writing, and shall be addressed to the RMP Coordinator, no later than the end of the public comment period indicated above:



Nathan West

Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist

Santa Barbara County CUPA

(805) 681-4045










Santa Maria

2125 S. Centerpointe Pkwy Rm 333:  

8am to 11:45am - 1pm to 4:30pm

Santa Barbara

225 Camino del Remedio:

8am to 11:45am - 1pm to 4:30pm



Environmental Health Services

225 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Telephone 805-681-4900 •  Fax 805-681-4901
2125 Centerpointe Parkway, Rm. 333, Santa Maria, CA 93455, Telephone 805-346-8460 •  Fax 805-346-8485