Environmental Health
Environmental Health Codes  

The rules and regulations of the Thurston County Board of Health were developed to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Referred to as the "Sanitary Code," it comes under the jurisdiction of the Public Health and Social Services Department and is regulated and enforced by the Environmental Health Division.


Article I General Provisions

Includes regulations for correction of violations, administrative hearings, appeals, penalties, and fees; see Article I [PDF]. (effective 1/1/21)

Article II Food Service

Regulations for food establishments, including permits, inspections, food worker cards, and temporary food workers; see Article II [PDF]. (effective 11/8/11)

Article III Drinking Water Supplies

Regulations for public water supplies, including plans, construction, and maintenance; see Article III [PDF]. (effective 1/1/14)

Article IV Sewage Disposal

Regulations for sewage disposal, including design, installation, maintenance, and failures; see Article IV [PDF]. (effective 11/14/17)

Article V Solid Waste Handling

Includes regulations for unlawful dumping, waste facility permits, and other solid waste handling; see Article V [PDF]. (effective 8/2/04)

Article VI Nonpoint Source Pollution

Regulations to prevent pollution entering any water body from land- or water-based activities; see Article VI [PDF]. (effective 1/31/94)

Article VII Water Recreation Facilities

Regulations for public swimming pools, spas, etc. including permits, inspections, and operator's certification; see Article VII [PDF]. (effective 11/1/05)

Article VIII Smoking and Vaping

Regulations for smoking or vaping in public places and in places of employment; see Article VIII [PDF](effective 1/1/21)

This page last updated: 01/27/21