Environmental Health

Notice: We are not ready to apply for Phase 2 at this time. We are especially concerned about the increase in cases, the percent of our tests that are positive, the number of cases we cannot link to other cases, and a trend in increased hospitalizations. We are watching the data closely and talking with Multnomah and Clackamas counties about their data to determine how and when to apply for Phase 2.

Our current in-person operating hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The Environmental Health Program encourages our customers and operators to continue the use of our online services for licensing, onsite wastewater and child care. Starting June 24, 2020 the use of facial covering is required while in indoor public places. We would also encourage the use of phone and mail services to obtain Vital Records documents such as birth and death certificates. The following link provides information on the County re-opening and Phase 1 requirements:



In-person waiting time may be increased due to new configuration to Environmental Health lobby to meet physical distancing requirement. Physical distancing of 6 feet is required and will be enforced by County staff.



The mission of Washington County Environmental Health is to protect and promote the health of the public by providing inspection and disease prevention services in the areas of food safety (including restaurants and other public food service facilities), public pools and spas, recreation facilities, mosquito control, smoke-free workplace enforcement, onsite wastewater management and drinking water.

We strive to enhance the quality of life in our county and community by educating, performing routine inspections and investigations, taking enforcement action when warranted, and interacting with state, federal and local agencies when appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.