Environmental Health (EHS)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD) Offers Fee Deferral - At the Washoe County District Board of Health meeting on March 25, 2020, members approved a fee deferral of annual renewal fee collection for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. An application must be submitted to apply. Click here for the Fee Deferral application
What the fee deferral means - The Washoe County District Board of Health has provided for a deferral of permit fees until the Governor lifts Emergency Directive 003 directing non-essential businesses to close. Once the order is lifted, you will receive an email providing a new due date by which your fees must be paid. This date will be 60 days from the Governor's lift of restrictions. If fees are not received by this date, then all applicable late fees will be applied.
Environmental Health (EHS) ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws regulating food, waste, water, vector and other areas of public health in Washoe County. While many programs emphasize enforcement, EHS also maintains strong education components, promoting a collaborative approach with industry to meet established public health goals at the local and national levels.
The Land Development Program, through permit plan review, inspections, and collaboration with state and local agencies, health department staff and the public, ensures that development in Washoe County occurs in a manner that minimizes environmental contamination and prevents the spread of disease, promotes public health and safety, and provides sustainable development.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WATER PROJECTS: Please note before a new water project is placed online, WCHD must be provided with a certification from the supplier of water that the water project was completed in substantial compliance with the plans and specifications approved for the water project, including the installation of potable water system products certified to ANSI/ NSF standards. (NAC 445A.65825, NAC 445A.6663, NAC 445A.66715)
- Child Care Inspection Program
- Food Safety / Protection Services - Information for running a food establishment
- Hotels and Motels/Public Accommodations
- Invasive Body Decoration (Tattoo & Piercing and Permanent Make-up)
- Land Development -
- Mobile Homes and RV Parks
- Public Pools & Spas
- Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
- Vector-Borne Disease Prevention/Mosquitos & Rodents - Protecting the public's health and well-being through prevention of human disease, discomfort, annoyance, and economic loss caused by vector species and vector-borne diseases agents such as insects and rodents.
- Waste Management
- Permit to Operate Application
- Contact Info for Local Plans and Permitting Agencies
- Recalls (www.recalls.gov) - a list of recalled products ranging from cars to toys to drugs and food.
Phone: 775.328.2434 Fax: 775.328.6176 For your convenience, Citizen’s Access at onenv.us is available to make a payment or apply for a permit online 24/7.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no payments will be accepted after 4 p.m.)
Closed: 8 - 10 a.m. the fourth Thursday of every month. Exception is November and December (closed 8 - 10 a.m. the third Thursday).
Environmental Health Services Washoe County Health District 1001 East Ninth Street, Building B, 2nd Floor, Reno, NV 89512-2845
The Health District is located in the Washoe County complex at the corner of 9th Street and Wells Avenue in Building B. The Environmental Health Services Division is on the second floor, through the first door at the top of the stairs on the left.
Sewage, Wastewater and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Board The Sewage, Wastewater and Sanitation Hearing Board, through the Washoe County Health District, meets as needed, when an appeal or variance hearing is required by the regulations governing sewage, wastewater or sanitation. For further information, including meeting agendas and minutes, click here.
Food Protection Hearing & Advisory Board (FPHAB) The Food Protection Hearing & Advisory Board, through the Washoe County Health District, meets as needed, when an appeal or variance hearing is required by the regulations governing food establishments. For further information, including meeting agendas and minutes, click here.
Last modified on 05/29/2020