Department of Public Health
About Us

We are an enforcement agency operating as part of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health. The common title of our staff is "Health Inspector," but the official title is "Environmental Health Specialist." The State of California mandates that only qualified, trained professionals may perform the duties within the scope of this field. Our staff of professionals have backgrounds in the sciences including chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, mathematics and environmental health.

A healthy and sustainable environment for the residents of Los Angeles County.

To assess environmental conditions and reduce exposure to health risks; and to educate the public on sources of environmental risk so they are empowered to protect themselves, their families and their communities.


  • Los Angeles County residents and visitors
  • Food industry
  • Housing and institutions operators
  • Water, sewage and solid waste industries
  • Other public and private industries

The information contained in this site, its contents, and the Environmental Health logo are the property of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Environmental Health. We have made every attempt to make this site as accurate as possible, however, we are not responsible for any errors contained herein.

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.
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