Environmental Health

What We Do

Provide primary prevention through a combination of surveillance, education, enforcement, and assessment programs designed to identify, prevent and abate the environmental conditions that adversely impact human health.

IMPORTANT Hurricane Message for Restaurants: 

If you’ve experienced a power service interruption the County Health Department requires you to verify the temperatures of your coolers prior to reopening.  Perishable food temperatures should maintain 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Please discard any and all perishable food items that are above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Just remember, when in doubt, throw it out!  If you have any questions, please contact your local Environmental Health Office.  Please note that a re-opening inspection is required if you have been closed due to a power outage or water interruption unless a pre-approved emergency food service plan is in place or authorization has been received by your County Health Department.  

Environmental Health Programs/Topics

Chemical Hazards
Emergency Preparedness
Food Service
Healthy Homes and Lead
Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds
Indoor Air/Mold
Insects and Diseases
Tanning Facilities
Wastewater (Septic Tanks, Portable Toilets) 
Well Water

Quick Links

County & District Environmental Health Offices
Contractor Renewals
Jobs in Env Health (filter on Environmental Services) 
Rules and Regulations
Severe Weather Info

Certified Lists

Contact Information

2 Peachtree Street, NW 13th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-657-6534
Fax: 404-657-6516

After Hours Public Health Emergencies
1-866-PUB-HLTH (782-4584)

County and District Environmental Health Offices

Environmental Contacts in Georgia
GA Environmental Health Brochure

Page last updated 10/10/18