Public Health Department (PHD)


Thomas Fire and Montecito/Summerland Mudslide - Guidance and Information

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

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Hazardous Materials Release or Threatened Release   
  • If this is an emergency, call 911 
  • Call and report the incident to the State Warning Center at 1-800-852-7550
  • Call and notify Santa Barbara County at 805-681-4927
These notifications are required by 19CCR Section 2631


Request for records                                                                                     
Public Record Review Agreement



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.

   More information on Mold



 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.











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

Whats 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


Approved Sources


County Code Chapter 34A - Wells


County Code Chapter 34B - Domestic Water Systems


Los Olivos UPDATED Preliminary Engineering Report - Final



Public Notice


Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project and Sanitary Landfill Revised Solid Waste Facility Permit Notice of Determination


UST Tank tester notification letter








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