Tell Us How We're Doing
File a complaint
To report public health issues.
Call the Customer Call Center at:

(888) 700-9995

Telephone agents are available on Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Or visit our Environmental Health Online Complaint System

To report a foodborne illness: please visit the Foodborne Illness Complaint page
How to Find Us
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(888) 700-9995

get adobe reader image

Adobe Reader
Note: PDF documents on this site were created using Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or later. If you are using an earlier version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (4.x or less), document functionality may be reduced. Please Click Here


Swimming Pool Information

Sub Menu:
Important Info:
swimming pool image

Tips for Healthful Swimming

Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities in the country. Millions of people swim safely each year. However, disease transmission can occur while swimming.  Here are some helpful tips to reduce your chances and other pool users' chances of becoming ill.

red NO sign DO NOT enter the water if you or your child has diarrhea or a communicable disease. People can spread germs in the water even without having an "accident."

red NO sign DO NOT swallow the water. Swimming is communal bathing. When you are in the water you are bathing with everyone else in the pool and chlorine does not kill all germs.

red NO sign DO NOT count on swim diapers or pants to keep fecal matter from leaking into the water. These products are not leak proof.

green YES sign DO wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after a bowel movement or changing diapers. Germs on hands end up everywhere, including in the water.

green YES sign DO take your child to the toilet for bathroom breaks often. Waiting to hear "I have to go" may mean it's too late.

green YES sign DO change diapers in a bathroom, not near the pool. Germs can contaminate surfaces and objects around the water.

green YES sign DO wash your child thoroughly, especially his or her bottom with soap and water before swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on his or her bottom that ends up in the water.

green YES sign DO notify the lifeguard if you see fecal matter in the water or if you see persons changing diapers at poolside.

green YES sign DO keep an eye on your child at all times. Remember, children can drown in silence.

For more information check the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website at

Back to Environmental Health's Home Page
Pay for your Public Health
Permit or License
To pay for your Public Health Permit and/or License using your Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), Debit Card, or Electronic Check (ECheck), please visit our Payment Portal .

A convenience fee per transaction will apply. The convenience fees for Credit Card, Debit Card, and Electronic Check are 2.25% of payment, $1.49, and $0.95 respectively. Please have your Account ID and your Facility ID numbers from your billing statement ready. Payment will only be accepted online for the total amount owed on an account. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information about Permit and License Billing, please visit our Payment information page .
Areas of Interest
Popular Links
arrow 2019-2020 License/Permit Fees pdf icon

arrow Backflow Device Invoice FAQ

arrow Beware: Health Inspector Imposters pdf icon

arrow Body Art

arrow Booklets/Guides:

arrow Certified Food Handler & Manager:

arrow Community Events

arrow Cottage Food Operation

arrow Facility Ratings

arrow Facility Closures last three months

arrow Food Recalls 

arrow All Recalls last 12 months:

arrow Guidelines for Safe Food Donation pdf icon

arrow Inspect Your Home Kitchen

arrow Mobile Food Facility Marking Guide pdf icon

arrow Mobile Food Facility Route Sheet pdf icon

arrow Motion Picture Catering Operation Permit

arrow Pet Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas pdf icon

arrow Plan Check:

arrow Power Outage Alert: pdf icon

arrow Radiation:

arrow Swimming Pool Inspection Details

arrow Swimming Pool Closure List

arrow What to Expect as a Food Operator pdf icon
Director of Environmental Health
Liza Frias
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
Los Angeles County Seal: Enriching lives through effective and caring services