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To promote and protect the health of the people of Lake County through education and the enforcement of public health laws.

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Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations

Starting January 4th, 2021, Lake County Environmental Health is excited to now offer the Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MHKO) program which was approved by the Board of Supervisors. The MHKO program is designed to lower the barriers to owning your own business in food operations by allowing the preparation and sale of prepared food items from your own home. If you are interested in learning more, please follow the link above and read the approved ordinance.

Office Hours

  • Effective January 11, 2021:Environmental Health office hours will be changing.
    • Our office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

Face coverings are required

  • Limit of 2 people in the lobby at one time
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, we highly encourage people to call in advance to make an appointment and strongly recommend if possible to submit your documents electronically.
  • Please contact our office at 707-263-1164 to speak to a representative to obtain an email address to electronically submit your documents or to make an appointment with an available inspector.


For full COVID-19 information and press releases, view the Public Health Coronavirus page.

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Advisories

Is That Toxic Mold in My Home?

Toxic mold may cause skin rashes, eye and nose irritation, and suppression of the immune system. It is also suspected to cause a disorder in infants that results in bleeding in the lungs, however, this condition is rare. For more information on health effects, identification, prevention, and clean-up of toxic mold, please visit our Mold Prevention and Clean Up page.

Did You Know That Blue-Green Algae Can Cause Serious Health Problems?

A wide range of health effects is possible when an animal or person is exposed to elevated levels of toxins produced by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Effects can include liver damage, kidney damage, neurological effects, or skin irritation. For more information, visit our Blue-Green Algae page or view the cyanotoxin sampling results on the Big Valley Rancheria Cyanotoxin Sampling Resultslinks website.

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