Environmental Public Health


The Environmental Public Health Division (EPH) works to protect the public's health in Harris County by permitting and inspecting food establishments and public pools and ensuring the integrity of drinking water and neighborhood cleanliness. These objectives are accomplished through the following activities: 

  • Ensuring compliance with State of Texas rules on food safety, water safety and public drinking water through surveillance, monitoring and inspections
  • Responding to citizen complaints on food, pools, water supply, lead exposure in homes and neighborhood nuisances
  • Abating neighborhood nuisances such as abandoned and unsafe buildings through owner notification and demolition 
  • Reducing lead poisoning through screening children, case managing children with lead poisoning and removing lead-based paint from qualifying homes


For more information on Pool Permits and Water Safety, click here.

To preview the new HCPH app, visit: http://mobileapp.hcphes.org/#/ - Click on Food Establishments.

Get it on Google Play Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40


For more information, contact:

Harris County Public Health Environmental Public Health
101 S. Richey Suite G
Pasadena, TX 77506
Phone: 713.274.6300
Fax: 713.274.6375

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.