Environmental Health


The Bureau of Environmental Health Services is responsible for administering environmental programs and services to reduce the incidence of environmental conditions which may adversely impact the health, safety and well being of the citizens of Norfolk. Enforcement of applicable city and state statues and codes occurs through public education efforts as well as through legal actions.

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Third Amendment to Executive Order 68- Further Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Eastern Region- Updated September 14, 2020

Phase 3 Guidance on Reopening- Updated June 29, 2020

An Important Updated Message to Food Establishments 

Temporary Waivers Updated April 4, 2020

Governor’s Public Health Emergency Order

Environmental Health Services will be offering limited services by appointment only, Monday – Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please mail all applications for processing. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (757) 683-2712.

Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

The entire bureau’s staff is available and on call during natural or man made disasters to ensure protection of the food supply, water and sewage disposal surveillance, refuse disposal, and to protect the health of the public, whether in a shelter environment or during the recovery phase.

For more information call 757-683-2712.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Services of the Lead Program include screening, education, laboratory analysis of blood and environmental samples, medical and environmental case management. Because children from six months through six years of age are most susceptible to lead poisoning, the program focus is on working with physicians to provide blood lead screening for all children from six months to six years of age and in teaching contractors and property owners to make houses lead safe before children are poisoned.

For more information call 757-683-2862.