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Environmental Office

The Bureau of Environmental Services ensures the safety of Alabamians by regulating food, lodging, swimming pools, body art, onsite sewage, and solid waste. In Baldwin County, the Environmental Office is composed of the following divisions:

Division of Inspection Services

Responsibilities of the Division of Inspection Services include:

Applications, permits, and fees are required to operate one of these establishments. Temporary food events are permitted and inspected by the food and lodging division.

Search for your favorite restaurant's recent inspection score using the Food Establishment Scores website.

Safer at Home Order

The new Safer at Home Order has new information concerning food establishments with buffets, salad bars, and self-serve drink stations. Such establishments shall ensure that at least one employee’s duties include maintaining six feet of distance among customers and providing hand sanitizer. All food establishments must submit a written plan of operation to the Baldwin County Health Department for approval (before you reopen the buffet). The plan of operation must explain in detail how you will be able to comply with this new order while operating the buffet at your establishment. For more information call (251) 947-3618.

Read the new amended Safer at Home order.

Division of Community Environmental Protection

Responsibilities of the Division of Community Environmental Protection include:

Applications, fees, and permits are required to install, repair, modify, or certify sewage systems. Learn how to properly use and maintain your septic system and disinfect your water well.

Check the latest water quality results at your favorite beach.

Mosquito Inquiries or Complaints



Page last updated: October 31, 2023