Published on . Last modified on February 21, 2017

Welcome to Environmental Health

  • Fields of Salinas
  • Food establishment
  • Water fountain with no water coming out
  • buckets of used paint and hazardous waste for disposal

Staff of the Environmental Health Bureau is dedicated to safeguarding the residents and resources of Monterey County by providing services that help promote responsible business practices, by providing educational opportunities to industry workers and the public, and when necessary, by enforcing Environmental Health principles and law. 

The Environmental Health Bureau operates under the Monterey County Health Department and is responsible for the oversight of the following programs:

Consumer Health Protection Services

Drinking Water Protection Services

Environmental Health Review Services

Hazardous Materials Management Services

Recycling and Resource Recovery Services

Solid Waste Management Services

Flood Information

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NEW!  Solid Waste Disposal During A Storm


dog-in-rainStart by checking the Monterey County Animal Services homepage at for lost pets or call them at directly (831) 769-8850. Just want to leave a message? Call the dispatch line at (831) 769-8856. You may also contact your local SPCA at for any pets that have been turned in or call them directly at (831) 373-2631.


Business Hours & Locations

If Environmental Health Bureau assistance is needed for an environmental emergency after working hours, please call 911.

Got a concern? Concerns can be submitted online through the Environmental Health Concern Form or you may call the numbers listed below for further assistance.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Salinas Office
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Telephone:(831) 755-4505
Monterey Office
1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 647-7654
King City Office
620 Broadway St., Ste. N
King City, CA 93930
Telephone:(831) 755-4505