|NOTICE OF COST RECOVERY ADJUSTMENT|
San Diego County Board of Supervisors policy B-29 requires the Department of Environmental Health to be full cost recovery. DEH strives to offset rising costs by gaining operational efficiencies and leveraging technology to streamline work. The Board approved DEH’s fiscal year 2019-20 cost recovery proposal on May 1, 2019, and these approved fees are in effect as of July 1, 2019. A list of approved fees is available here.
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEH regulates the following: retail food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems; recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In addition, DEH serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency, prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure safe workplaces for County employees.
|Our Mission: Protecting the environment and enhancing public health by preventing disease, promoting environmental responsibility and, when necessary, enforcing environmental and public health laws.|
|Help "Fight the Bite" and stay safe from mosquito borne diseases like Zika, West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever by Protecting yourself from getting bitten and Preventing mosquitoes from breeding in your homes. Check out this short video to learn how! (Spanish version)|
|Watch this video to learn how DEH inspects restaurants to make sure the food you're served is cooked, prepared, and stored safely.|
|And find out how DEH protects public health and safeguards our environment with everything from restaurant inspections to testing water at our beaches and from underground storage tanks to HazMat response in this brief video.|