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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Environmental Health Services

Ensuring all residents of King County have safer, healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

The Environmental Health Services Division focuses on prevention of disease through sanitation, safe food and water, proper disposal of wastes and toxics, and promoting safe and healthy environmental conditions throughout King County for the benefit of all residents and visitors.

General information
Animals, bugs and pests

Animals, bugs and pests

  • Mosquitoes, bedbugs, and other pests
  • Pet business regulations and permits
  • Rabies prevention
  • Rodent and rat control
  • West Nile virus
  • Zoonotic Disease Program
Emergencies and disasters

Emergencies and disasters

  • Emergency preparedness fact sheets
  • Recovery after a flood or other disaster
Food and restaurants

Food and restaurants

  • Farmer's markets and temporary events
  • Food protection program - how to start a food business, food safety and preventing food poisoning
  • Food worker cards - available online or in-person
  • Restaurant regulations, permits, and inspection reports (searchable database)
Garbage and illegal dumping

Garbage and illegal dumping

  • Illegal dumping complaint response
  • Garbage and solid waste disposal regulations
  • Solid waste handling facilities regulations and permits
Healthy communities

Healthy communities

  • Healthy Places for Everyone
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Noise guidelines in unincorporated King County
  • School plan review
  • Swimming pool and spa regulations and permits
Toxins and air quality

Toxins and air quality

  • Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Indoor air quality
  • Safe syringe disposal
  • Vashon-Maury Island Recovery area
Water, sewage and plumbing

Water, sewage and plumbing

  • Drinking water regulations and information
  • Plumbing and gas piping regulations and permits
  • Wastewater and septic tank regulations, inspections, and information

Contact Environmental Health Services (EHS)

EHS Administrative Offices
401 5th Ave., Ste. 1100
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-263-9566 (answered until 4 pm Monday - Friday)

  • Food and Facilities Protection
  • School Inspections
  • Solid Waste
  • Toxic hazards, Vector/nuisance
  • Water Recreation
  • Plumbing and Gas Piping programs
Eastgate Environmental Health
14350 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98007

Phone: 206-477-8050 (answered until 4 pm Monday – Friday)

  • School Inspections
  • Water Recreation
  • Drinking Water
  • Plumbing and Gas Piping
  • Wastewater


  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays, open 8 am to 4 pm.
  • Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm