Enviro~Connections ALERT (June 14, 2019)

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June 14, 2019


About Us

Maricopa County Environmental Services provides essential, regional environmental services seeking to prevent and remove environmental health risks. The Department’s Environmental Health Specialists and Field Technicians are in the community every day making sure that among other things, food in all the eating and drinking establishments in the County is protected from contamination, that water supplies throughout the County are safe to drink, and that vector borne health illnesses and risks are minimized. It is our belief that with continued support, future generations will reap the benefits of today’s actions.

Contact Us

For all Environmental Services Permitting, you may visit:

Development Services Center

Development Services Center Planning & Development / Environmental Services Department

501 N. 44th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Map)

Phone: (602) 506-6616

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m

Monday thru Friday

(Excluding Holidays) 

Department Locations & Hours


Need assistance en Español or in 中文 for your food related business?


Nuestros representantes o enlaces para negocios hispanos de venta de alimentos están disponibles para asistirles entendiendo las necesidades culturales de su negocio y asistiéndoles en su idioma.

Do you need to make sure that your ethnic foods meet Maricopa County Health Code standards? Our language liaisons are available to assist you!

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MCESD Environmental Health Division Office Locations:

Eastern Regional Office (Map)
106 E. Baseline Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone: (602) 372-3000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Northern Regional Office (Map)
15023 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (602) 506-6980

Western Regional Office (Map)
16140 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Suite #105
Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone: (602) 506-6015

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Mobile Food Office (Map)
1645 E. Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 506-6872

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

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Does Maricopa County require food service worker cards or certificates?

Food Worker

Maricopa County no longer requires food employees to bring their training certificates, obtained online, to a county facility to obtain a “food service worker card.” However, the county still requires that all food employees receive food safety training. The person in charge of a food establishment is responsible for ensuring that food employees are properly trained and that food employee training documentation is maintained at the establishment.

What type of food employee training documentation am I expected to maintain at my establishment?

  • A valid certificate of completion from an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited food handler training course.
  • A valid food employee certificate, or identification card, issued by another county within the State of Arizona.
  • A valid limited use food employee certificate or fee waived food employee certificate issued by Maricopa County Environmental Services Department. The Department may issue limited use food employee certificates, to reasonably accommodate a person with a disability, and/or fee waived food employee certificates, for establishments that qualify for charitable or nonprofit status.

When will inspectors ask to see my food employee training documentation?

Maricopa County inspectors will conduct audits of food employee training documentation when one or more Priority (P) violations, of the same code reference, are documented on consecutive inspections.  Food employee training documentation audits may also be performed, at the inspector’s discretion, when other repetitive or serious health code violations are documented or when lack of Active Managerial Control is observed. 

For information regarding food employee training and approved food employee testing providers, visit the Food Employees tab, on the Food & Restaurants page of our website, at https://www.maricopa.gov/5114/Food-Restaurants.

Stormwater Annual Report

In an effort to protect water quality, Maricopa County encourages public involvement. 

Here below is a link to a Powerpoint presentation created for our stakeholders providing an opportunity to review the activities and statistics of our Stormwater Quality Program.

This presentation covers the work focused in meeting the 6 Minimum Control Measures as established by the Environmental Protection Agency and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).

If you have questions about this presentation or would like to learn more about our Stormwater Quality Program, you may send us an email to: MCESD.SW@mail.maricopa.gov, visit: Maricopa.gov/Stormwater or call us at: (602) 506-6616.

Click HERE or on picture below to access the presentation.

2018 Stormwater Annual Report

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