Environmental Health Services

Community Development Agency

What's New

In order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our customers and staff, the Environmental Services Office is open for service by appointment only. Walk in service is not available.

Note: Enforcement of safety protocols such as physical distancing and face coverings will be in place for all customers and employees entering our public facility.

Updated: 1/8/2021
Our Environmental Health Services recognizes the severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health orders for public health and safety have had on local businesses. In addition to assisting the County’s response to the pandemic as disaster service workers, our health inspectors continue to serve businesses to ensure the safety of employees and customers. We are waiving all late penalties on licensing fees for food facility and body art facilities/practitioners. Please contact us if you have a financial hardship so that we could work with you on an installment payment plan with deferral of fee balances extended until June 30, 2021.

At this time, our priority is to protect public health and safety, including responding to unsafe construction, food-borne illnesses, sewage spills, etc. Please contact us by phone or email.

To schedule an appointment, please call Environmental Health Services: (415) 473-6907 | EMAIL

Food Facility Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance:

  1. Marin County Covid-19: Marin Recovers
  2. Health Officer Order Updates
  3. Covid-19 Restaurant Guidance
  4. Guidance for Responding to Covid-19 in the Workplace
  5. Guidance For Cleaning Community Spaces
  6. Spanish Guidance For Cleaning Community Spaces
  7. EPA’s 6 Steps for Safe & Effective Disinfectant Use
  8. EPA Approved Covid-19 Disinfectants
  9. Stop The Spread Of Germs Poster
  10. Food Safety For Food Delivery and Pick-up March 2020
  11. Spanish Food Safety For Food Delivery and Pick-up April 2020
  12. Use of Temporary Structures for Outside Business Operation
  13. Construction Inspection Protocol during COVID-19 May 4, 2020

Pool Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance:

  1. COVID-19 Guidance for Pool Facilities June 2020

When Electricity Fails Guideline for Food Facilities during power outages

Reusable Foodware Ordinance The County of Marin and several jurisdictions are considering new ordinances that would encourage the use of reusable foodware products (i.e., plates, bowls, utensils, straws, etc) at retail food facilities. Residents and businesses are encouraged to learn more and track the project.

AB 2524: New Law that allows caterers to operate at a host facility and sell direct to public.  

Catering Operations and Host Facilities:


The mission of Marin County Environmental Health Services is to protect public health and the well-being of all Marin County residents, workers, and visitors by preventing injury and the spread of disease. We identify potentially dangerous and unhealthy situations and promote sound environmental health practices through education and the enforcement of public health statutes and regulations. Please see Contact Us for our location and business hours.