EMD Latest News and Information

2021/2022 Proposed Fee Schedule


Environmental Management Department (EMD) delayed its proposal to adjust its fee schedule for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. EMD’s fee schedule is set to expire June 30, 2021 and must be brought back to the Board of Supervisors for approval. 


If you have any questions or need additional information, contact EMD at EMD-FeeOutreach@SacCounty.net or (916) 875-8550​.


For more information, visit our 2021/2022 Fee Schedule page.


Food Trucks - Schedule your truck for an inspection now!

Starting December 2, 2020​, food trucks will be inspected by appointment only.  Call (916) 875-8440 to schedule an inspection for your truck.  Appointments will be available Monday-Friday 8am-11am.  All trucks must be inspected and permitted by January 31, 2021. Please see the link below for information about scheduling and preparing for a food truck inspection. 




Food Truck Inspection Appointment Information - Link

NOTE:  Food carts and ice cream trucks will still be inspected on a walk in basis.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Guidance and Information


To view the lat​est information and updates from Sacramento County Environmental Management Department please visit our COVID-19 Information site​

EMD Online Payment Process

Please see EMD Online Payments Process for the procedure to make payments through the EMD website.

Non-Profit Charitable Feeding Operations

Guidance is now available regarding registration requirements for non profit charitable feeding operati​​ons. Non Profit Charitable Feeding Operations

AB 626 - Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations

 Assembly Bill No​​. 626- Microenterprise home kitchen operations became effective January 1, 2019.  This bill amends state law, the California Retail Food Code, and establishes a “microenterprise home kitchen operation” (MEHKO) as a new type of retail food facility. A MEHKO is operated from a private home and would allow a home chef to store, handle, prepare, and serve food to consumers. 

The law allowing MEHKOs only becomes effective if the City or County “opts in”. The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider whether or not Sacramento County will “opt in”. 

At this time Sacramento County EMD is not be able to issue permits for MEHKOs.  To be placed on an email list for MEHKO updates, please call (916) 875-8440 or e mail FoodProgram@SacCounty.net​.

Donating Surplus Food

Donating surplus food from restaurants and other food facilities can be a sustainable and simple way to help local non-profit and charitable organizations serve those in need in our community. More Information can be found on our Food Donations Page.

Managan Park Lead Cleanup Project​

Most recent ​​site assessments of the Mangan Park Area​

Making changes to Your Food Facility? New video explains EMD requirements.


Are you making changes to your food facility? Make sure your changes meet EMD requirements before you start.  If you are adding new equipment, service areas (e.g. bar) or making menu changes, check with EMD first.  This video explains what types of changes may require plan review and how to get it approved.

EMD Makes a New Hazardous Materials Spill Reporting Video Available

This quick 2 minute video update explains when and how to report a hazardous materials spill.

Charitable Foodservice for the Homeless

As many in the community seek to participate in efforts aimed at assisting those experiencing homelessness, the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department often receives inquiries regarding charitable foodservice for the homeless. Visit the Charitable Food Distribution page for more information. 

Be Storm Ready

If you are prone to flooding during major storms - don't wait to get sandbags and other flood protection supplies.  For more information  Go to StormReady.org for more sandbag information and watch this short video.

Addressing Potential Hazmat Emergencies

The Environmental Management Department (EMD) completed its CalOES grant- funded Area Plan Update for Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents in Sacramento County. Hazardous material emergencies may be the result of threatened releases, highway accidents, clandestine drug laboratories, train derailments, pipeline transportation accidents, fire and/ or spills at fixed facilities or even disasters. The Area Plan, a collaborative effort with a wide range of area stakeholders, describes the responsibilities of local, state and federal agencies during incidents involving the release and/ or threatened release of hazardous materials in Sacramento County. To learn more, go to the Incident Response Program page.

EMD’s Abandoned Well Program Receives the CSAC Merit Award

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (EMD) received the California State Associiation​ of Counties (CSAC) Merit Award for an innovative program to identify and properly close abandoned water wells which are a hazard and a potential source of groundwater contamination. Wells constructed prior to the County’s permitting programs and now abandoned or improperly sealed are difficult to locate. This program uses a database management system with integrated GIS mapping along with public outreach to identify and properly address abandoned wells that pose a threat to groundwater quality and are a falling-in hazard to people and animals. As of June 2015, more than 770 abandoned wells have been identified.

Abandoned Well Identification Project Now in Progress!

EMD is asking for your help in identifying abandoned wells in Sacramento County. Visit the Abandoned Wells ​Program page for more information.

View USDA Well Destruction Video YouTube​