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Environmental Health Services

Environmental Health Services

Please see e-mail contact information to the left for individual programs. The e-mail address below should be used for general questions.

Restaurant Complaints

To file a Foodborne Illness or General Complaint about a restaurant, please visit DBPR – Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

To request mosquito prevention call 321-264-5032



The Florida Department of Health works to prevent disease of environmental origin. Environmental health activities focus on prevention, preparedness, and education and are implemented through routine monitoring, education, surveillance and sampling of facilities and conditions that may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease.

Program Contact Information (Please review to ensure you reach the correct program):

Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System (OSTDS) program:

  • To submit any septic documents for Request of Additional Information, OSTDS Construction Permit Applications, to schedule an OSTDS Construction Inspection or Final Inspection e-mail: Brevard.SepticApplication@flhealth.gov
  • Operating Permit Renewals and Service Contracts to: Brevard.MEContracts@flhealth.gov
  • Maintenance Entity Inspection Reports submit to: Brevard.MEInspections@flhealth.gov
  • For Aerobic Treatment Unit Inspection Information: Brevard.ATU@flhealth.gov
  • We do not accept the septic plan reviews for accessory structures (sheds, pools, fences, etc.) via electronic submittal. Please let your clients know to bring their documents for approval to the EH Office or send them via USPS or other mailing service. As a reminder, plan reviews must include a site plan or survey drawn to scale which includes the location of the existing septic tank(s) and drainfield(s) along with the proposed structure. All items on the site plan must be drawn to scale. The fee for a plan review is $30.
  • For general septic questions, please call 321-633-2100, option #3

Water Program (Well Construction and Limited Use Water Permitting):

  • To submit well construction program questions, drinking water sample results and documents pertaining to operating permits for Limited Use Wells email: Brevard.WellApp@flhealth.gov
  • As of April 1, 2021, all well construction applications must be applied for on the SJRWMD's e-Permitting Site at ePermit (sjrwmd.com).
  • For general water program questions, please call 321-633-2100, option #4

Facilities Program (Adult Entertainment, Animal Care Facilities, Biomedical Waste, Body Piercing, Food Safety and Sanitation, Group Care, Mobile Home and RV Parks, Pools and Spas, Tanning, and Tattooing):

  • To submit applications, documents, or any correspondences for all facilities programs, except pools email:  BrevardEH.Facilities@flhealth.gov
  • To submit applications, documents, or any correspondences for pools and spas email:  BrevardEH.Pools@flhealth.gov
  • For general facility program questions, please call 321-633-2100, option #6

For General Environmental Health questions, Healthy Beaches Program, and Sanitary Nuisance Complaints email: Brevard.EHS@flhealth.gov

For information regarding restaurants please go to: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/eo-complaints

A safe and healthy environment is one form of preventive medicine that you cannot buy at the drug store or get from your doctor's office, yet it is crucial to the well being of you, your family and the community where you live.

Environmental Health programs are an essential part of Florida’s public health system. These services are administered by the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Environmental Health Services and are aimed at preventing or reducing health risks that may occur in your daily surroundings.

Detecting and correcting environmental dangers that can cause disease or injury is the job of Environmental Health Specialists. They are an important part of a public health team.

You may not be aware of the wide range of services provided by these specialists through Environmental Health Services (EHS).  Almost every day you and your family receive benefits directly or indirectly from work performed by Environmental Health Professionals.

Through public education, routine inspections, investigation of complaints and enforcement of laws relating to safety and sanitation, your EHS staff help to make your neighborhood and community a healthier place to live. 

For emergency notifications of public health hazards, please visit the Emergency Management website.

HABs: Harmful Algae Blooms 

For more information on Red Tide and Blue-Green algae visit FDOH site for HABs (https://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/aquatic-toxins/harmful-algae-blooms/index.html).

For more information on where Red Tide is located, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission’s Research Institute at 866-300-9399 or visit the FWC website (https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/).

For more information on where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is located, contact The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at 1-855-305-3903 or visit the DEP website (https://floridadep.gov/algalbloom).

Mosquito Information 

Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different diseases and bite at different times of the day. Some mosquito species bite during the day, such as those mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses. Other species of mosquitoes bite most often at dawn and dusk, including those that can transmit West Nile virus. Please review the Florida Department of Health Mosquito Bite Protection Flyer. For more information and tips to stop the breeding of mosquitoes visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/mosquitoes/index.html.

Boil Water Notice Information 

A Boil Water Notice is issued when bacteriological analysis of samples obtained from a water distribution system have shown possible contamination of the water, or a water main break has occurred, or a loss of water pressure has been experienced.  When a Boil Water Notice is issued, as a precaution it is advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled.  A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient.  As an alternative bottled water may be used.