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Tahoe Environmental Health

The Tahoe Office covers the eastern portion of the county. Our specialists cover programs in Consumer Protection (restaurant, pool & body art inspection), Hazardous Materials, and Complaints. We provide unique services in our Bear Enclosure, Vehicle Abatement, and River Monitoring programs.

Plague is a naturally occurring disease found in Placer County, particularly at higher elevations.  For more information on plague, please review our Vector Control page. 


Bear Resistant Garbage Can Enclosures

Bear resistant garbage can enclosures are required on new residential construction or additions of more than 500 square feet of living space, for portions of Placer County above 5000 feet elevation. 

For more information on Bear Resistant Garbage Can Enclosures please contact:


Vehicle Abatement

The accumulation on private and public property of abandoned vehicles promotes blight and deterioration of neighborhoods. It invites plundering, increases fire hazards and hazards to the health and safety of minors, and provides homes for rodents and other pests.

Tahoe EH, in conjunction with the Sheriff's Department, is responsible for the removal of abandoned and inoperable vehicles from the Tahoe region.

Contact the Placer County Sheriff's office at (530) 581-6330 or Environmental Health Tahoe Office at (530) 581-6240.

River Monitoring

Tahoe EH monitors both commercial and private rafting activities and their effects on the condition of the riparian zone along the Truckee River. Tahoe Sierra Recreation (TSR) and Mountain Air Sports (MAS) are the permitted commercial rafting businesses operating this section.