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 recent inspection score using the Food Establishment Scores website.

The Safer at Home Order Amended July 29, 2020 applies to drink stations at restaurants and similar establishments (such as convenience stores). Paragraph 19 Section (f) of the order specifically bans customer self-service at drink stations:

"f. Such establishments shall disallow self-service by guests at drink stations, buffets, or salad bars."

Self Service Drink stations include: fountain drinks, slushee/icee machine, all coffee and any other self serve drink machine.

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: August 3, 2020