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Office Hours:

By Appointment Only

To request an appointment either send us an email or call 454-2022

Main Phone:

(831) 454-2022

On Line:

General Information

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The Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Division lobby is currently OPEN:

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 12 pm
Monday - Thursday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm (closed for lunch)
*** Last appointment 4:30 pm
You may request an appointment to meet with staff to discuss a matter or with our Administrative Support staff to submit an application and make a payment. To request an appointment either send us an email or call 454-2022. Email is checked regularly during business hours Monday through Friday. We continue to encourage you to use email to conduct business.

For documents that cannot be emailed, there is a secure drop-off box on the first floor of 701 Ocean Street. Look for the drop-off box with a sign labeled ‘Building, Planning, and Environmental Health’. Forms, applications and other information can be found on this website.

Applications can be accepted by emailing the required paperwork to:

Payment of fees can be completed online after you receive an invoice in your email.

FY 21/22 Benefit Assessments/Service Charges and Assessment/Service Charge Reports for County Service Area 12:  Septic System Maintenance, San Lorenzo Wastewater Management, and Non-Standard Sewage Disposal System Inspections

Local Area Management Plan for Septic Systems (LAMP)

Effective, Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:59PM, the Santa Cruz County Health Officer has issued a new Order requring use of face coverings indoors by all persons.

Additional COVID-19 information can be found at:

Click here to access parcel and facility information

Pay by Credit/Debit Card or E-Check - You must know your Environmental Health Invoice Number to pay by credit/debit card  Paying on line does not eliminate the need to return any required signed, original documents. Permits will not be issued until both payment and any required signed documents are submitted.
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Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, some Advisory Committee meetings have been cancelled or changed. Please check the individual commission sites for updates.