"Working with our community to ensure a safe and healthy environment” for nearly 65 years.
The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department provides essential, regional environmental services seeking to prevent and remove environmental health risks.
The department serves the nation’s fourth largest county with a population of over 4 million people, residing in 24 cities, towns, and unincorporated areas covering 9,224 square miles.
Using innovative methods, our Environmental Health professionals and specialists take proactive steps to regulate the food safety in eating and drinking establishments, work with stakeholders to keep our water supply free from contamination, conduct surveillance/enforcement activities to help minimize vector borne health risks, and provide solid waste transfer and waste tire recycling services within Maricopa County.
The mission of the Environmental Services Department is to provide safe food, water, waste disposal and vector borne disease reduction controls to the people of Maricopa County so that they may enjoy living in a healthy and safe community.
As the recognized regional environmental leader, we will develop and foster innovative environmental health protection programs for the safety of our residents and their environment.
Access educational flyers, Cutting Edge program materials and more; and link to the Environmental Services Department's online bulletins to learn about department-related news, announcements, updates and reminders of the various services that we provide to the community.
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The Office of the Ombudsman was created to provide additional support to residents with unresolved concerns. The ombudsman is an independent, neutral agent who will listen to understand the issues, research and identify root causes, share information, and mediate issues between customers and departments in Maricopa County.