Enviro~Conections ALERT (March 20, 2020)

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March 20, 2020


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                 -Currently Closed for Business- 

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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COVID-19 - Updates for Food Operators

Restaurant Inspection with Operator

Last night Governor Ducey announced that he was taking additional steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. One such step is ordering the restriction of restaurant activities to takeout, drive-thru and delivery options in counties where positive COVID-19 cases have been reported, which does include Maricopa County.

Gov/ Ducey -- Presser

In a statement the Governor said “These latest actions are based on the facts and on data, and come after careful consultation with public health experts from every county in Arizona, our hospitals, local elected officials, and private sector partners.”

Provisions of the new order include:

  • Beginning at the close of business on Friday, March 20, restaurant operations are restricted to takeout, drive-thru, and delivery options in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Beginning at 5:00PM on Friday, March 20, allows restaurants to sell alcohol for delivery and takeout
  • Allows manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to buy back unopened products from restaurants, bars and clubs
  • Beginning at the close of business on Friday, March 20, closes all bars, theaters and gyms in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19

Click the link below to read the Governor’s press release.


Food Inspection - Dishwasher

Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department understands that these are difficult times for business operators due to COVID-19. The health and safety of Maricopa County citizens remains our top priority during these unprecedented times. Recent inspections have revealed that shortages of hygiene and sanitation supplies are affecting food service establishments. Ensuring proper handwashing and sanitizing of equipment is critical to maintaining public health. If you are experiencing a shortage of your standard cleaning and sanitizing supplies, consider the following to meet your needs.

  • Use shampoo or bar soap if liquid soap is not available
  • Use any clean dry paper products to dry hands after handwashing if paper towels are not available
  • Consider additional approved sanitizers for warewashing or sanitizing food contact surfaces, such as Peracetic Acid, Ethanol, or Hydrogen Perioxide

All chemical sanitizers must be applied in accordance with the EPA- registered label use instructions.  For a complete list and approved use limits, please refer to link below:


If you are not able to maintain an adequate supply of any of these items, you must voluntarily close your food establishment until supplies are available. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these food safety measures. 

We are a partner with you during this difficult time. Our Environmental Health Specialists can be a resource to assist you with questions related to food safety in this quickly changing environment.  Please call 602-506-6616 to connect with us.

Temporary Closure and Customer Service Options

ESD @ City of Phoenix

The Environmental Services Customer Service counter at the City of Phoenix building is temporarily closed. As a reminder, our offices located at: (a) 501 N. 44th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix 85008, and (b) 1645 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, 85006, are open by appointment only. We are encouraging customers to conduct their business online. 

You can submit your application electronically to our Department by following the steps outlined on our Permits, Forms, and Applications page.

Customers may schedule an appointment online by visiting ESD.Maricopa.gov and clicking on “Schedule Intake Appointment” or over the phone at 602-506-6824.

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