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The Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Division lobby is currently open for business by appointment only. You may request an appointment to meet with staff to discuss a matter or with our Administrative Support staff to submit an application and make a payment. To request an appointment either send us an email or call 454-2022. Email is checked regularly during business hours Monday through Friday. We continue to encourage you to use email to conduct business.
For documents that cannot be emailed, there is a secure drop-off box on the first floor of 701 Ocean Street. Look for the drop-off box with a sign labeled ‘Building, Planning, and Environmental Health’. Forms, applications and other information can be found on this website.
Applications can be accepted by emailing the required paperwork to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment of fees can be completed online after you receive an invoice in your email.
Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Santa Cruz County was moved to the less restrictive:
SUBSTANTIAL TIER STATUS
Restaurants and Movie Theatres can open indoor operations at a 25% capacity or 100 people max (whichever is smallest)
Wineries and Tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, and cardrooms can open outdoors only
Bars, brewpubs, breweries, distilleries and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor if only serving alcohol (follow restaurant guidelines if providing food service)
Grocery stores can continue at a maximum 50% capacity
Gyms and fitness centers can open indoors at a maximum 10% capacity
Body art, piercing facilities, estheticians, skin and hair services can open indoors with modifications
Daycamps, campgrounds and outdoor recreation can open with modifications
Festivals, concerts and indoor playgrounds cannot be held or operate
Swimming pools can open outdoors with modifications
Click here to access parcel and facility information
Pay by Credit/D ebit Card or E-Check - You must know your Environmental Health Invoice Number to pay by credit/debit card Paying on line does not eliminate the need to return any required signed, original documents. Permits will not be issued until both payment and any required signed documents are submitted.
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