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.
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.
The Environmental Services Department consists of five divisions:
Administrative Services Division handles financial
transactions for the department, including issuance of permits, fee collection and receipt tracking.
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. 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 six 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), Language
Liaisons, and the Intake of Complaints for the entire department. Additionally we receive and complete Public