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.
Additionaly 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.