The Environmental Health Department is responsible for ensuring that residential housing is safe, sanitary, and fit for human habitation. This is driven through investigations of complaints involving any housing sites. We work closely with Inyo County Public Works and the Planning Department for many of these issues. 

Conditions addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Sewage discharge
  • Nuisance odors 
  • Insect or Rodent infestations
  • Damaged walls, floors, ceiling, roof
  • Lack of hot/cold water
  • Clogged, leaking or inoperable plumbing fixtures
  • Lack of maintenance (heating, lighting, electrical, ventilation, swimming pools)
  • Lead and Mold Hazards
  • Unsanitary conditions (trash accumulation, animal droppings)
  • For green pools / Mosquito breeding at private residences, please call the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program, 760-873-7853