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Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County Environmental Public Health Program

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The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH-St. Johns) works to protect people from disease of environmental origin. Environmental health activities focus on prevention, preparedness, and education which are implemented through routine monitoring, education, and surveillance of facilities and conditions that may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease.

DOH-St. Johns is currently responsible for over 1,000 entities in Florida’s fastest growing county! The work of DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health Specialists is focused on the review of permit applications, ongoing compliance assessments and site evaluations, and permitting for environmental health Operating or Construction Permits.

Programs implemented locally by DOH–St. Johns include, but are not limited to, those outlined below. Information on these and other DOH programs is available at the DOH – Environmental Health website.

  • Applying for a permit for the first time?
  • Paying for your Inspection Report or Permit by credit card?
  • Scheduling an appointment with an Environmental Specialist?
  • Need a copy of an inspection report or permit?
  • Need to pay an Operating Permit Renewal Fee?
  • How to contact the DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health Team
  • Helpful Links

Application forms, reference materials, and website links to related Florida Statutes are available for review via the DOH - Environmental Health website. It is recommended that complete applications be submitted in person. Please note that submitting complete applications will help expedite the review process. It is also important to note that some permit application types also require the review of DOH’s Bureau of Environmental Health located in Tallahassee, FL.

Please Note

The Credit Card Authorization form may only be submitted by Fax to: 904-428-5659

Download the Form: Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF *, 156KB)

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.

  • Technical questions can only be answered by a certified Environmental Specialist.
  • An Environmental Specialist is available for office hours Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • To schedule an appointment, please call 904-209-3250.

In general, most inspection reports and permits are available online via the DOH - Inspection Reports and permits webpage. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please call or email us SJCHD.EH@flhealth.gov

Fees can be paid online for the annual renewal of some operating permits for most DOH Environmental Health programs. Please visit www.MyFloridaEHPermit.com

  • Starting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County (DOH-St. Johns) will resume the in-take of Permit Applications and other Environmental Health (EH) appointments from the St. Johns County Building Department located at 4040 Lewis Speedway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084.
  • As such, EH Clients will no longer be served from the service window located within the Health & Human Services building.
  • The DOH-St. Johns County Environmental Health Team can be reached via email at: SJCHD.EH@flhealth.gov
  • DOH-St. Johns staff can be reached Monday through Friday during normal business hours by calling 904-209-3250.