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Maricopa County Environmental Health Code

This Code is adopted under authority vested in the Maricopa County Board of Health and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors pursuant to the Arizona Revised Statues § 36-136, 36-183.02, 36-601, 36-184.B4, 36-187.C, 11-251 paragraphs 17 and 31, 49-106, and 49-107. The provisions of this Code are applicable to the unincorporated areas lying within the boundaries of Maricopa County, and the incorporated areas lying within the boundaries of Maricopa County, and the incorporated cities and towns whose governing bodies specifically request the services of the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department.

    • CHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Purpose
      • REGULATION 3. Responsibilities - Right of Inspection
      • REGULATION 4. Permits, Service and Other Requirements
      • REGULATION 5. Fees
      • REGULATION 6. Rejection of Application --Right to Hearing
      • REGULATION 7. Suspension and Revocation of Permits
      • REGULATION 8. Notice to Appear
      • REGULATION 9. Service of Notice and Hearings
      • REGULATION 10. Severability
      • REGULATION 11. Violation
      • REGULATION 12. Cease and Desist; Abatement
      • REGULATION 13. Posting of Notices
      • REGULATION 14. Nuisance Abatement Assessment and Lien
    • SECTION 1
      • REGULATION 1. Water Supply
      • REGULATION 2. Plans Submitted
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Special Conditions / Emergencies
      • REGULATION 5. Pollution of Groundwater Prohibited
      • REGULATION 6. Abandoned Wells
    • SECTION 2: TRANSPORTATION OF WATER IN BULK FOR DOMESTIC USE
      • REGULATION 1. Hauled Water
      • REGULATION 2. Permit Required
    • SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Approval of Plans and Construction Required
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Instructions
      • REGULATION 5. Attire and Towels, etc.
      • REGULATION 6. Excluded
      • REGULATION 7. Drinking Water
      • REGULATION 8. Concessions
      • REGULATION 9. Operation
      • REGULATION 10. Violations
      • REGULATION 11. Retroactive Provisions
      • REGULATION 12. Retroactive Structural Provisions
      • REGULATION 13. Variance
      • REGULATION 14. Inspections
      • REGULATION 15. Applicability
    • SECTION 2: WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
      • REGULATION 1. Quality of Water
      • REGULATION 2. Water Source
      • REGULATION 3. Bacterial Standards
      • REGULATION 4. Chemical Standards
      • REGULATION 5. Physical Standards
      • REGULATION 6. Tests
      • REGULATION 7. Fecal Contamination in Public and Semipublic Swimming Pools and Spas
    • SECTION 3: GENERAL DESIGN STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS
      • REGULATION 1. Materials.
      • REGULATION 2. Shape
      • REGULATION 3. Fill and Draw Pools
      • REGULATION 4. Water Recirculation and Filtering System
      • REGULATION 5. Piping
      • REGULATION 6. Total Dynamic Head
      • REGULATION 7. Pumps and Motors
      • REGULATION 8. Hair Strainer
      • REGULATION 9. Pool Water Cleaning System
      • REGULATION 10. Inlets
      • REGULATION 11. Drains
      • REGULATION 12. Flow Meter
      • REGULATION 13. Sight Glass
      • REGULATION 14. Air Relief Valves
      • REGULATION 15. Access to Equipment
      • REGULATION 16. Filtration Rate - Sand
      • REGULATION 17. Filtration Rate - Diatomaceous Earth
      • REGULATION 18. Filtration Rate - Cartridge Type
      • REGULATION 19. Acceptable Filters
      • REGULATION 20. Gauges
      • REGULATION 21. Cross Connection Control
      • REGULATION 22. Signs
      • REGULATION 23. Roof Drain Water
    • SECTION 4: WATER CIRCULATION, DISINFECTION AND CHEMICAL CONDITIONING
      • REGULATION 1. Water Circulation System
      • REGULATION 2. Disinfecting Agents
      • REGULATION 3. Gaseous Disinfectants
      • REGULATION 4. Liquid Disinfectants
      • REGULATION 5. Dry Disinfectants
      • REGULATION 6. Disinfection Equipment
      • REGULATION 7. Chemical Feeders
    • SECTION 5: BATHHOUSE AND DRESSING ROOM FACILITIES
      • REGULATION 1. For All Swimming Pools
    • SECTION 6: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
      • REGULATION 1. Design Standards and Specifications
      • REGULATION 2. Overflow Collection Systems
      • REGULATION 3. Ladders, Steps and Recessed Treads
      • REGULATION 4. Lighting
      • REGULATION 5. Hose Bibs
      • REGULATION 6. Diving Facilities
      • REGULATION 7. Lifeguards
      • REGULATION 8. Lifeguard Chairs
      • REGULATION 9. Lifesaving and Safety Equipment
      • REGULATION 10. Drinking Water Supply
      • REGULATION 11. Fencing
      • REGULATION 12. Lifeline
      • REGULATION 13. Wastewater Disposal
      • REGULATION 14. Miscellaneous
    • SECTION 7: SEMIPUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
      • REGULATION 1. Life Saving and Safety Equipment
      • REGULATION 2. Fencing
      • REGULATION 3. Walkways
      • REGULATION 4. Floor Slope
      • REGULATION 5. Bathhouses and Dressing Room Facilities
      • REGULATION 6. Depth
      • REGULATION 7. Freeboard
    • SECTION 8: WADING POOLS
      • REGULATION 1. Public
      • REGULATION 2. Semipublic
      • REGULATION 3. Depth
      • REGULATION 4. Circulation
      • REGULATION 5. Drinking Fountains
      • REGULATION 6. Depth Markers
      • REGULATION 7. Disinfection
    • SECTION 9: SPAS
      • REGULATION 1. Depth
      • REGULATION 2. Circulation
      • REGULATION 3. Walkways
      • REGULATION 4. Drains
      • REGULATION 5. Disinfection
      • REGULATION 6. Separation Walls
      • REGULATION 7. Temperature
      • REGULATION 8. Timer
      • REGULATION 9. Air Blower and Induction Systems
      • REGULATION 10. Depth Markers
    • SECTION 10: SPECIAL USE POOLS
      • REGULATION 1. Supplemental Standards & Requirements
      • REGULATION 2. Alternate Design
      • REGULATION 3. Exercise or Training Bars
      • REGULATION 4. Ramps
      • REGULATION 5. Spray Ponds
      • REGULATION 6. Water Features
      • REGULATION 7. Non-Rigid Surfaces
    • SECTION 11: NOT IN USE
    • SECTION 12: ARTIFICIAL BATHING LAKE
      • REGULATION 1. General Health and Safety Requirements
      • REGULATION 2. Water Quality - Hazard Control
      • REGULATION 3. Approval of Plans & Construction Required
      • REGULATION 4. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 5. Standards and Construction
      • REGULATION 6. Lifeguards
      • REGULATION 7. Safety Equipment
      • REGULATION 8. Signs
      • REGULATION 9. Bathhouse
      • REGULATION 10. Lighting
    • SECTION 13: WATER SLIDES
      • REGULATION 1. Additional Standards and Requirements
      • REGULATION 2. Construction, Design, and Specifications
      • REGULATION 3. Lifeguards
      • REGULATION 4. Operation, Maintenance and Management
      • REGULATION 5. Instructions Sign
    • SECTION 14: ZERO DEPTH ENTRY POOLS
      • REGULATION 1. Circulation System
      • REGULATION 2. Floor
      • REGULATION 3. Handrails
    • CHAPTER VII - FOOD SERVICE WORKERS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Display of Food Service Worker/Manager Cards
      • REGULATION 3. Limited Use Food Service Worker Cards
      • REGULATION 4. Food Service Manager Training
      • REGULATION 5. Food Service Worker Training
      • REGULATION 6. Food Service Manager's Duty
      • REGULATION 7. Communicable Disease
      • REGULATION 8. Exemptions
    • SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Approval of Plans Required
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Access to Premises
      • REGULATION 5. Embargoed Food
      • REGULATION 6. Condemned Equipment
      • REGULATION 7. Removal of Seal
      • REGULATION 8. General Sanitation
      • REGULATION 9. Animals and Birds Prohibited
      • REGULATION 10.
      • REGULATION 11. Compliance
    • SECTION 2: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
      • REGULATION 1. Food Establishments
      • REGULATION 2. Plans Submitted
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Dog Friendly Patio
      • REGULATION 5. Gloves, Use Limitation
    • SECTION 3: MOBILE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Compliance
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Approval of Plans Required
      • REGULATION 5. General Requirements
      • REGULATION 6. Interior Fixtures of Mobile Food Units and Pushcarts
      • REGULATION 7. Food Protection
      • REGULATION 8. Water and Wastewater
      • REGULATION 9. Additional Regulations for Food Peddlers
      • REGULATION 10. Additional Regulations for Commissary Permits
      • REGULATION 11. Additional Requirements for Temporary Food Establishments, Seasonal Food Establishments and Special Event Food Establishments
      • REGULATION 12. Additional Requirements for Sampling Food Products
    • SECTION 4: VENDING MACHINES
      • REGULATION 1. Permit, Plan Review, and Commissary Required
      • REGULATION 2. Permit Display and Necessary Information
      • REGULATION 3. Sanitation, Packaging, and Dispensing
      • REGULATION 4. Vending Machines, Automatic Shutoff
      • REGULATION 5. Sampling
      • REGULATION 6. Cleaning Of Equipment
      • REGULATION 7. Single Service Containers
      • REGULATION 8. Protection and Ease of Cleaning
      • REGULATION 9. Sturdy Construction and Design
      • REGULATION 10. Condensing Units
      • REGULATION 11. Service Connections
      • REGULATION 12. Non-Food Contact Surfaces
      • REGULATION 13. Food Contact Surfaces
      • REGULATION 14. Covers and Openings
      • REGULATION 15. Dispensing Equipment, Protection of Equipment and Food.
      • REGULATION 16. Food Storage Compartment
      • REGULATION 17. Container Opening Devices
      • REGULATION 18. Water Standards
      • REGULATION 19. Water Filters
      • REGULATION 20. Carbonated Water
      • REGULATION 21. Check Valves
      • REGULATION 22. Storage and Removal of Waste
      • REGULATION 23. Vending Machines, Liquid Waste Products
      • REGULATION 24. Protection While In Transit
      • REGULATION 25. Temperature While Delivering
      • REGULATION 26. Sanitary Standards for Food Employees
      • REGULATION 27. Water Vending Machines
    • SECTION 5: MEAT ESTABLISHMENTS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Permits Required
      • REGULATION 3. General
      • REGULATION 4. Refrigeration; Packaging; Transportation
      • REGULATION 5. Processed Meat and Meat Food Product Requirements for Meat Establishments
      • REGULATION 6. Sanitation
    • SECTION 6: FOOD RELATED FACILITIES
      • REGULATION 1. Beverage Plants
      • REGULATION 2. Salvage and Sale of Damaged Food
      • REGULATION 3. Bakeries
      • REGULATION 4. Ice Manufacturing Plants
      • REGULATION 5. Refrigerated Warehouses
      • REGULATION 6. Frozen Desserts
      • REGULATION 7. Food Caterers
      • REGULATION 8. Trail Review Establishment
    • SECTION 7: BOTTLED WATER
      • REGULATION 1. Bottled Water Rules
      • REGULATION 2. Sanitation
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Water Quality and Source
    • SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Permits, Plans
      • REGULATION 3. Right of Inspection
      • REGULATION 4. Sanitation of Habitable Buildings
      • REGULATION 5. Pipeless Heaters, Heating Stoves and Space Heating Devices
      • REGULATION 6. Compliance
    • SECTION 2: TRANSIENT DWELLING ESTABLISHMENTS
      • REGULATION 1. Dwelling Units
      • REGULATION 2. Bedding
      • REGULATION 3. Water Supply
      • REGULATION 4. Toilet; Lavatory
      • REGULATION 5. Sewage Disposal
      • REGULATION 6. Drinking Water; Ice; Utensils
      • REGULATION 7. Refuse Storage and Disposal
      • REGULATION 8. Food Service
      • REGULATION 9. Grounds
      • REGULATION 10. Reserved
      • REGULATION 11. Notification of Disease and Other Hazards
    • SECTION 1
      • REGULATION 1. General
      • REGULATION 2. Piggeries
      • REGULATION 3. Skunks and Raccoons
    • SECTION 2: KENNELS AND PET SHOPS VETERINARY CLINICS AND HOSPITALS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Plans and Permits
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Walls and Ceilings
      • REGULATION 5. Floors
      • REGULATION 6. Light and Ventilation
      • REGULATION 7. Toilet Facilities and Hand Washing Facilities
      • REGULATION 8. Sink and Drainage
      • REGULATION 9. Animal Housing
      • REGULATION 10. Maintenance
      • REGULATION 11. Limitation
      • REGULATION 12. Method of Disposal
      • REGULATION 13. Records
      • REGULATION 14. Veterinarians
    • SECTION 3: MOBILE PET GROOMERS/SHOPS
      • REGULATION 1. Definitions
      • REGULATION 2. Plan Approval
      • REGULATION 3. Permit Required
      • REGULATION 4. Compliance
      • REGULATION 5. General Requirements
      • REGULATION 6. Interior Fixtures
      • REGULATION 7. Water and Wastewater
      • REGULATION 8. Additional Regulations for Mobile Pet Groomers/Shops that Sell or Distribute Pets
    • CHAPTER XII - CAMPGROUNDS
      • REGULATION 1. Scope
      • REGULATION 2. Supervision
      • REGULATION 3. Water Supply
      • REGULATION 4. Protection against fires
      • REGULATION 5. Sewage and Refuse Disposal
      • REGULATION 6. Toilets
      • REGULATION 7. Permit Required

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