About EMD

The mission of the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department is to protect public health and the environment by ensuring compliance with environmental regulations. In order to achieve compliance, EMD provides Sacramento County businesses and residents with education, training, inspection and enforcement.

The Environmental Management Department consists of two (2) primary divisions:

  • Environmental Health, including the Retail Food, Public Pool & Spa (Recreational Health), Plan Review, Tobacco Education, Employee Housing, Detention Facilities, Noise Control, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Waste Tire programs.
  • Environmental Compliance, including the Regulatory Compliance/CUPA and Solid Waste programs, Storm Water Compliance, Small Water Systems, Cross-Connection, Septic Systems (Liquid Waste), Medical Waste, Wells, Business Recycling and Multi-Family Recycling, and the Site Assessment & Mitigation program.

EMD is a part of Sacramento County Countywide Services (CS), which provides local, state and federally mandated services and programs to the citizens of the seven cities and the unincorporated areas of the Sacramento County.