Environmental Health Services
Permits & Plans |
Animal Bites |
The mission of the Environmental Health Division is to prevent disease and promote healthy environments in the City of Alexandria. It does this through its various programs, including the
Food Safety Program
Aquatic Health & Safety Program
Vector-Borne Illness Prevention Program
The Vector-Borne Illness Prevention program, or Vector Program, works to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that use insects and animals (or vectors) to spread. The Vector program deals mainly with the surveillance, prevention and control of mosquitoes and responding to potential rabies exposures.
Animal Bites |
Bed Bugs |
Hotel Sanitation Programs
This program permits and inspects various hotels, motels, hostels, and bed & breakfasts in the City of Alexandria.
Get a Permit |
Water Quality Programs
The City of Alexandria's water is regulated by many different federal, state, and local offices. Our office issues well permits, and will conduct inspections of wells and marinas. To learn more about other water quality issues in the city, contact the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (
alexandriava.gov/tes), Office of Environmental Quality (
alexandriava.gov/Environment) or the Alexandria Sanitation Authority.
Private Wells /
Fairfax Water /
Permits & Plan Reviews
EH issues permits or licenses for a variety of different facility types. Each type of permit or license may have different requirements. Visit our permit page at
alexandriava.gov/40656 for an overview of the different types and processes.
Permit Types /
Plan Reviews /
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Code & Regulations
Concerns & Complaints
Have a complaint about a food establishment, pool or hotel? Too many mosquitoes while you are walking your dog? Need a tick identified? Call us at 703.746.4910 to report the issue. For more information about what information we need, visit
alexandriava.gov/87518. For complaints about trash or rats not at a food, pool or hotel establishment, contact the City's Rodent Control Program at
alexandriava.gov/5382 can help.
Inspections & Evaluations
You can see recent food safety inspections for restaurants, groceries and mobile food vendors (food trucks) at
http://healthspace.com/Clients/VDH/VDH/web.nsf. Other inspections can be found by using the Freedom of Information Act. Visit
alexandriava.gov/FOIA for more information.
Alexandria Health Department
Division of Environmental Health
4480 King Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA, 22302
Business hours are:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
- Thursday, 12:45 to 4:30 pm,
- excluding all state holidays
The mission of the Environmental Health Division is to prevent disease and promote healthy environments for the Alexandria community by consistently providing professional, timely, and technically excellent environmental health services and by educating and empowering others to improve our city's health and environment.