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Environmental Health Services (EHS)

9100 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 230
Baltimore, Maryland 21237-3903
Email: ehs@baltimorecountymd.gov

Phone: 410-887-FOOD (3663)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

Hours

Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Environmental Health Services (EHS) is a multidisciplinary group that monitors and enforces various laws, regulations, and policies enacted to safeguard the general health and well being of the public. We also provide information, guidance and consultative services on all programs regulated by this division to county, state and federal agencies, private industry personnel and the general public.

Facility Monitoring Program

EHS reviews, inspects, and processes permits for hotels, motels, and mobile home parks.

Food Facility and Swimming Pool Plans Review Program

EHS regulates the construction of food service facilities and public swimming pools and supports the building permit review process. All construction plans, whether new construction or renovation, must be submitted for approval. The food plans review staff also examines Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Risk Assessments and the HACCP Manual.

  • View or download the guidelines (PDF) for retail food establishment plans review submittal.
  • View or download the plans review application (PDF) and fee schedule (PDF).

Healthcare and Related Facilities

Miscellaneous Complaint Program

EHS investigates complaints and enforces regulations related to mosquitoes and other insects, improper handling and disposal of wastes, the release of hazardous chemicals or petroleum products, nuisance dust from construction sites, open burning of trash, problems with private water and septic systems, and other miscellaneous nuisances.

Water Supply Monitoring Program

EHS enforces the Safe Drinking Water Act for commercial and institutional private water supplies. Responsibilities include the review of quarterly bacteriological monitoring reports and yearly nitrate monitoring reports, enforcement activities, and consultative services.

Revised August 8, 2014

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