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
As part of the County’s Land Use &
Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look
forward to serving you.
|Our Mission: Protecting the environment and enhancing public health by preventing disease, promoting environmental responsibility and, when necessary, enforcing environmental and public health laws.|