The Navajo County Department 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 where the focus is on handling practices that 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/tenant 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 them. Please call 928-524-4100 or contact Public Works.
- Make an online complaint involving businesses that are not in compliance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act
- Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) information: call 602-771-1000 or contact ADOH
- Service Animals in Food establishments (PDF)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Food Safety and recalls
- See information on Food Handlers training certificate
- Contact your local libraries or Northland Pioneer Colleges for Proctors.
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- How can I tell if an establishment is permitted by your office?
Establishments permitted by the Department of Environmental Health are required to post their permit in a place that is conspicuous to the public. The permit for Navajo County has the County seal across the top, lists the establishment name, the permit type, and the timeframe that the permit is valid for.
- Are establishments required to post inspection results?
Although encouraged by the Department of Environmental Health, Arizona Food Code does not require establishments to post inspection results. To obtain inspection reports, please request a voluntary copy from the establishment or submit a Navajo County public records request form.
- Does your department test well water samples?
Our department does not conduct any water testing. Testing for private well water can be completed by an accredited laboratory. See the following links for a listing of current Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)-accredited laboratories and general information on private wells.