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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Environmental Public Health

Environmental Health

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


Fees are based on services rendered


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What We Do 

Facility & Food Programs

This section coordinates programs on a statewide basis include helping ensure the safety of selected food service facilities; migrant labor camps; group care facilities; biomedical waste generators, storage facilities, and transporters; tanning facilities; and mobile home and recreational vehicle parks. The section also sets standards for and certifies environmental health professionals.

Water Programs

This program area ensures the safety of drinking water for approximately 50% of Florida's residents. The Water Programs area also manages Department responsibilities under the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act), Drycleaner Solvent Surveillance Program, and the Drinking Water Toxics Program. In addition, it sets standards for the operation of public swimming pools and monitors water quality at selected beaches and public bathing places.

Onsite Sewage Programs

This program area helps ensure the safety of the installation and repair of all onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems within the state. Environmental Health professionals in the onsite sewage program develop guidelines and provide training and standardization for County Health Department employees. One of the programs is the licensing of septic tank contractors.

Bill Pay

Environmental Health bills and fees can be paid in person or by mail at the address below or you can visit our bill pay site at