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Environmental Health

Find information about permitting, sanitation, safe food and water, reducing exposure to infectious and hazardous material, proper disposal of waste and toxics, and more.


No in-person counter services

The Environmental Health Services Division no longer offers in-person counter services*. This applies to both our downtown Seattle (Chinook Building) and Bellevue (Eastgate Public Health Center) locations.

Most of our permits can be applied for and renewed online by visiting our online services portal.

*We offer in-person food worker card classes at Chinook and Certified Booth Operator classes at both locations.

Private wells

Learn how to prevent communicable disease and illness associated with drinking water.

Getting rid of rats and mice

Find tips on how to keep rodents away, how to clean up after them, and how to submit a rodent complaint.

Healthy water, air, and soil

Learn how to protect and maintain healthy environmental conditions, including topics like lead and arsenic, indoor air quality, mold, solid waste and sharps disposal.

Self-preparedness guidelines

View guidelines on what you should do during public health emergencies and other dangers.

Water recreation, pools, and spas

Access swimming pool and spa permits, guidelines, and resources.

Pet business regulations and permits

Find permits and rules for pet boarding, pet daycares, and shops where pets are sold.

Resources for homeless service providers

Supporting homeless service providers with environmental health consultations such as severe-weather response and climate change planning.

Schools program

New and remodel school plan review.

Permit status

View your permit status for plumbing, gas piping, back flow, pools, and spas.

Community trainings

Our Environmental Health Services teams offer various trainings to county residents, community partners, business operators and staff, and more!