Environmental Health


The State Public Health Officer has issued an order requiring restaurants in Placer County to shift operations to takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating as of Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.  

In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs would need to close, both indoors and outdoors, unless they offer sit-down, dine-in meals.  Dine-in meals may only be served outdoors.

New guidance from the State is available for restaurants providing outdoor dining, takeout, drive-through, and delivery.


This notice is for both our Auburn and Tahoe City locations. Our public counter is open by appointment only.
  • Beginning July 13, front counter services in Auburn will be available by appointment four days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Front counter services in Tahoe City are available by appointment three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • To schedule an appointment using eServices, click here to launch eServices.
  • We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your patience during this unprecedented event.
  • Our Auburn staff can be reached by phone at 530-745-2300, or by email at environmentalhealth@placer.ca.gov.
  • Our Tahoe City staff can be reached by phone at 530-581-6240, or by email at envhealthtahoe@placer.ca.gov.
  • Visit the county’s coronavirus website for more information about COVID-19.
  • Visit the Reopen Placer website for current guidance for businesses to reopen responsibly.
  • Restaurants and bars wishing to reopen to dine-in seating must complete a Workplace Specific Plan.  For help completing your plan, please review our Completed Sample Plan.
  • Public pools wishing to reopen must complete a Workplace Specific Plan.  For help completing your plan, please review our Completed Sample Plan.  *Spas, saunas, and water parks should remain closed at this time.

Working Behind the Scenes to Protect You

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Your Health is Our Number One Priority

Take comfort in knowing that Environmental Health professionals are working in the background to protect your health. From the moment you wake up each day, our team is making sure that the areas where you and your family work, live and play are safe. Our specialists regularly monitor and inspect the below for health and safety standards:

  • Restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, convenience stores, caterers and food vendors at community events
  • Public swimming pools, spas and body art facilities
  • Landfills, transfer stations, and facilities storing waste tires
  • Gas stations, vehicle repair shops and other commercial facilities that store and dispose of hazardous materials like oil, gasoline and diesel
  • Water well installations
  • Septic system installations
  • Contaminated site clean ups
  • Small public water suppliers

We also respond to and investigate incidents and complaints regarding:

  • Chemical spills
  • Food poisoning
  • Illegal dumping
  • Sewage spills
  • Substandard housing

Environmental Health in Your Community

Click on the below video to learn more about how we protect the food you eat, water you drink, house you live in and so much more!