Maricopa County Environmental Services provides
essential, regional environmental services seeking to prevent and remove environmental health risks. The
Department’s Environmental Health Specialists and Field Technicians are in the community every day making
sure that among other things, food in all the eating and drinking establishments in the County is protected
from contamination, that water supplies throughout the County are safe to drink, and that vector borne health
illnesses and risks are minimized. It is our belief that with continued support, future generations will reap
the benefits of today’s actions.
The Environmental Services Department consists of five divisions:
Business Operations Division handles financial
transactions for the department, including, issuance of permits, fee collection and receipt tracking.
Additionally we receive and complete Public Records Requests.
Environmental Health Division issues permits to and inspects food
establishments, public accommodations, school grounds and pet shops. Our Plan Review department reviews and
approves plans for all of the above mentioned establishments except mobile home parks. Our food service
worker program provides food service worker training and testing. We also respond to citizens complaints
on certain public health issues.
Water & Waste Management Division protects the health and
safety of Maricopa County citizens and the environment through regulation of water supply, wastewater
disposal and reuse, waste collection and transport, public and semi-public swimming pools, and related
activities. Our work is authorized by the Maricopa County Health Code and the Arizona Administrative Code,
as delegated to the County by agreement with the State of Arizona.
Vector Control Division investigates citizen complaints
dealing with mosquitoes, flies and non-native rodents. We also enforce and ensure compliance of the
Maricopa County Environmental Health Code.
Quality & Compliance Division The Quality & Compliance Division consists
of seven main program areas with a broad range of delegated responsibilities. These program areas include
Enforcement, Training of Department Personnel, Investigation of Environmental Related Illness (ERI), review
of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Plans and Variances, Language Liaisons, the Intake of
Complaints for the entire department, and Management Analysts.