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Food Safety
Restaurant Inspections
  on Your Phone


Our free mobile app now allows you to see inspection results not only for Contra Costa, but also for restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda County.
Resource Protection
Protecting the
  Environment and You


From monitoring solid waste to overseeing sewage spill cleanups to regulating septic tanks, we safeguard our natural resources from contamination.
Recreational Health
Keeping Recreation
   Fun & Safe


We regularly inspect 1,600 pools in the county to make sure they are clean and safe.
Body Art
Regulating Tattoos
  & Body Piercings


Unsanitary body art practices can cause serious diseases. See how we ensure body artists meet state safety standards.
Welcome to Contra Costa Environmental Health

COVID-19 Notice:

Environmental Health is OPEN to the public with required safety protocols in place. When visiting our office, please observe 6-foot social distancing and wait in line at pre-marked areas. Face coverings are also required to protect yourself and others.

Our office hours are 7:30 – 430pm closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm, Monday through Friday. We encourage you to submit any applications as well as questions via email to CoCoEH@cchealth.org and online payments for annual health permits can be made here. If you wish to speak with someone, please call 925-608-5500.

We highly encourage conducting business electronically and remotely, if possible. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we work through these challenging times while attempting to meet your needs.


Annual Permit Fee for Pools and Spas

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, various local and state health orders have restricted the use of swimming pools over the past year. Invoices for the pool health permits were sent out in January and concern has been raised regarding swimming pool permit fees still being charged. ​Permit fees continue to be charged because swimming pools pose an inherent health and safety danger to the public.

If a swimming pool is not properly abandoned and destroyed, the owner is still required to maintain an annual health permit because if the pool is not maintained, it could become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, pose a drowning hazard, or, if empty, a safety hazard. Whether a swimming pool is used or not, the pool water must always remain clear. The pool must also be properly secured so that it is not accessible to anyone and the lifesaving equipment is available in good condition to use if needed.

Contra Costa Environmental Health is charged with the oversight of pool safety, conducting inspections, and addressing complaints relating to health and safety violations for pools. Only pools that are properly abandoned and destroyed no longer pose a potential hazard to the public and are not required to maintain a health permit.




Address:

2120 Diamond Boulevard Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520 [Map & Directions]
925-608-5500
925-608-5502 Fax
E-mail | File a Complaint

Office Hours:

Monday–Friday,
7:30 am to 4:30 pm - closed for lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Field Staff & Plan Review Staff available, 7:30 am to 9:00 am

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Contra Costa Environmental Health


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Address:

2120 Diamond Boulevard Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520 [Map & Directions]
925-608-5500
925-608-5502 Fax
E-mail | File a Complaint

Office Hours:

Monday–Friday,
7:30 am to 4:30 pm - closed for lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Field Staff & Plan Review Staff available, 7:30 am to 9:00 am