The Bureau of Environmental Services ensures the safety of Alabamians by regulating food, lodging, swimming pools, body art, onsite sewage, and solid waste. This Bureau also provides an animal control and vector control program. In Baldwin County, the Environmental Office is composed of the following three 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.
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.
Division of Mosquito and Animal Control Services
This Division's responsibilities include operation of an integrated mosquito management program involving outreach education, surveillance, and pesticide application targeting larval and adult mosquitoes. Rodent and fly complaints are investigated to determine if breeding areas or harborage are present. Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for the latest disease surveillance information.
This division also maintains Baldwin County's Animal Shelter, animal control program, and rabies control program. Find your new best friend among our shelter pets.