The Environmental Health Division's mission is to protect the health, prevent disease and promote health for all persons in Del Norte County.
Environmental Health is the prevention, preservation, and improvement of environmental factors affecting the health and safety of our community.
The Environmental Health Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcement of pertinent California health laws, rules, regulations, and Del Norte County Ordinances.
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 Environmental Health Specialists have backgrounds in the sciences including chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, mathematics and environmental health.
Request for Membership in a County Drought and Water Shortage Task Force
Under SB 552, each county in the state is required to establish a standing county drought and water shortage task force to facilitate drought and water shortage preparedness for state small water systems (5 to 14 service connections) and individual domestic wells within the County's jurisdiction. Furthermore, each county is to have a drought resilience plan to assist in carrying out the preparedness efforts. The County is the recipient of technical assistance from the Department of Water Resources to help prepare a drought resilience plan. Stantec, a private engineering consultant, is contracted with the state to provide assistance and will be working directly with the County and the task force to create the plan. Please see this link for more information if you are interested in being a member of the County Drought and Water Shortage Task Force.