DEHQ Health Permit Fees

The Board of Supervisors approved Department of Environmental Health and Quality's (DEHQ) fees in August 2020.  The approved fees are for hazardous materials permits or registrations, and are effective September 4, 2020.  All other DEHQ fees were previously approved in May 2019 and effective July 1, 2019.  The fees are provided on the list of current fees.


Notice of Cost Recovery Proposal

The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) has been conducting stakeholder outreach virtual meetings and workshops to share program updates and to provide an opportunity to comment on the fiscal year 2021-2022 cost recovery proposal. Thank you to all who have participated.

DEHQ presented the fiscal year 2021-2022 cost recovery proposal to the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors on April 7, 2021.  The Board voted unanimously to not increase DEHQ fees for FY2021-22 and to provide funds to the department to assist with filling the needed funding gap to be full cost recovery.  This approved motion also continued the hearing of the proposed ordinance changes to May 5, 2021 and May 19, 2021. DEHQ will return to the BOS with revised ordinance based on the Board's direction from the April 7 meeting. The fees being considered are on the  list of proposed fees along with the current fee. 

For Cost Recovery Proposal questions or comments, please contact:

Additionally, on April 7th, the Board of Supervisors acted on one of three options for administering the Safe Drinking Water Act in San Diego County on behalf of the State through a delegation agreement to act as the Local Primacy Agency (LPA) operating the Small Drinking Water Systems Program. The Board unanimously voted to return the program to the State.  Over the next year, DEHQ will work with the California State Water Resources Control Board's Division of Drinking Water to transition the LPA water systems in this program over to them. The 17 State Small water systems will remain the responsibility of DEHQ. 

For Small Drinking Water Systems questions or comments, please contact: