The quality of our housing is a significant determinant of health, affecting the physical, social, and mental well-being of each resident. Our housing and institutions program helps to assure that day camps, organized camps, and institutions are maintained and operated in a safe and sanitary manner. The Department of Environmental Health does this by conducting annual inspections of detention facilities, day use camps, and organized camps.
This department responds to complaints related to sewage spills, rodents and pests, excessive animal waste, and garbage in or around housing units, and hazardous waste by investigating and ensuring that the problem is resolved. When filing a complaint, please be advised that there are some situations that the Department of Environmental Health does not investigate as they are out of our jurisdiction. Our office is, however, more than happy to assist you with contacting correct agency and/or department.
Conditions NOT Investigated by EH:
- Landlord/Tenant or Tenant/Tenant disputes of a civil nature (i.e.: non-payment of rent, breach of contract, etc.)
- Noise complaints
- Unsightly appearance (weathered paint, worn carpets, holes in screens, etc.)
- Non-structural/sanitation complaints for Section 8 Housing
- Animal Control (i.e. incessant barking, aggression, several animals)
Complaints can be made by calling the Environmental Health office at (530) 283-6355, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. We do require your name and phone number to process the complaint. ALL personal information is confidential unless a subpoena requests the complaint form be submitted.