Navajo County Public Health Services
Navajo County Office of Environmental Health maintains a delegation
agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services which grants us enforcement
authority over Food Establishments, Retail Food, Bars/Lounges, School Food and Sanitation,
Hotels/Motels, Trailer Coach Parks, Swimming Pools/ Spas, Summer Camps, Temporary
and Mobile Food Units, and Water and Wastewater haulers. Inspections of Food Establishments
are Critical Control Based whereby the focus is on handling practices which are
more likely to lead directly to a Food Borne Illness. We believe that education
is a recipe for prevention. We are always ready and willing to take the time to
educate operators and employees on the best food safety management practices as
they would apply to their operation in an effort to reduce or eliminate Food Borne
Illnesses and Outbreaks.
We also inspect and enforce Public Nuisance Complaints covered under A.R.S. 36-601
Nuisances Dangerous to Public Health. Common Violations include but are not limited
to: Septic/ Sewage complaints, Household Garbage complaints, Fly and Vector complaints,
and Smoke Free Arizona complaints and referrals. Complaints involving Landlord/
Tennant relationships, Mold, Odors, and unsightly or junk ridden properties generally
do not fall into the category of Nuisances Dangerous to Public Health and thus we
have no enforcement authority over.
Anyone operating, or looking into operating, a Restaurant, Bar, Hotel/Motel, Trailer
Park, Campground, Day-care center, School, or Temporary /Mobile Food Operation is
required to obtain a Permit to Operate by the Navajo County Public Health Services
District. Our permits run on a fiscal year beginning on July 1st and running through
June 30th of each year. Plans must be timely submitted for review to insure your
establishment will meet the requirements of any applicable laws and regulations.
We work together with local building and zoning officials in an effort to streamline
the construction and approval process. To obtain an application for a Permit to
Operate or Plan Review, please go to the permit fee schedule.
Permits to Operate will NOT be granted without a prior inspection. For answers to
any questions, or to schedule or request an inspection or a free consultation, please
contact a Sanitarian in either the Holbrook or Show Low Office locations.
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