Environmental Health

As of 1/13/2021, California’s Regional Stay Home Order has been lifted in Placer County.   

CALIFORNIA'S BLUEPRINT FOR SAFER ECONOMY

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. For details regarding Placer County's current tier status, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/#top.

For more details regarding COVID-19 and the re-opening of businesses in Placer County, please visit https://www.placer.ca.gov/6565/Reopen-Placer.

LIMITED PUBLIC COUNTER SERVICES

Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, and until further notice, our public counter will be open for in-person appointments at both the Auburn and Tahoe City offices. Virtual appointments will still available using Microsoft Teams.
  • Appointments will be scheduled through the County’s eServices online appointments feature. Following an appointment request, customers will be contacted by staff with a meeting invitation and provided the option of either the virtual or in-person appointment. It is important to include your e-mail address when making an appointment through our eServices online feature.
  • For virtual appointments, please download the Microsoft Teams application on your laptop or PC. This download is also available for your cell phone using either Google Play Store or Apple App Store. If you need guidance on getting started with Microsoft Teams, refer to the Microsoft Teams video training videos, specifically those on how to Get started with Teams.
  • Auburn Office - Virtual Appointments are available Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Auburn Office - In-Person Appointments are available Monday - Thursday from
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Our Auburn staff members are available to assist you by phone at 530-745-2300, or by email at environmentalhealth@placer.ca.gov.
  • Tahoe City Office - Virtual Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that over the counter plan check appointments are now available on Wednesdays only.
  • Tahoe City Office - In-Person Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3p.m.
  • Our Tahoe City staff members are available to assist you 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.
  • For guidance about how businesses can reopen responsibly, visit the Reopen Placer website.
  • When allowed under California's tier system, 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.
  • When allowed under California's tier system, public pools wishing to reopen must complete a Workplace Specific Plan. For help completing your plan, please review our Completed Sample Plan.

Working Behind the Scenes to Protect You

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