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  • Consumer Health and Food Safety

    The Consumer Health and Food Safety Office (CHFS) works with state and federal entities to educate businesses and the public on best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes ensuring businesses have up-to-date guidance during the pandemic and stay aware of applicable requirements for employees and patrons. 

    Though Arizona Executive Order 2021-06 lifted many restrictions and rescinded many previous executive orders, Pima County Resolution No. 2020-96 requiring mask usage in Pima County still remains in effect and will be enforced.
    As a public health agency CHFS strives to assist with education to help prevent the spread of foodborne illness, waterborne illness, and public health nuisances and encourages all business to follow CDC guidance on COVID-19 mitigation.

    COVID-19 Business & Community Violation Reporting

    If you believe a business in the unincorporated County is operating in violation of the Board of Supervisors Proclamation, please complete and submit using this form

    Our lobby is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, but we are still here to serve all residents of Pima County. During the COVID-19 response, we encourage customers to conduct business online or via telephone!

    Please note: The CHFS office will be closed on the third Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Please call 520-724-7908 for assistance.

    • Applications for permits and guidelines for food establishments, caterers, and limited food manufacturers are available online.
    • Please call us at (520) 724-7908 to discuss plan review submissions. An appointment will be scheduled to provide additional assistance if in-person assistance is needed.
    • Mail-in payments, applications, and plan review documents can be sent to:
      Consumer Health and Food Safety
      3950 S. Country Club Rd., Suite 2301
      Tucson, AZ 85714
    • We are also accepting payments over the phone at (520) 724-7908.

    THANK YOU for doing your part to help keep our community safe.

    COVID-19 Orders, Resolutions, Proclamations for businesses

    For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please visit our newsroom.

    Keep up-to-date with the most recent Executive Orders from Governor Ducey

    Pima County

    You can report a business for COVID-19 safety concerns. The Consumer Health Food Safety team will contact the business and provide education and guidance.

    We encourage you to visit the Back to Business page to learn more about the guiding committees working to help businesses operate and resume operation safely.


    Please use this form to contact Consumer Health and Food Safety with any complaints about restaurants, public swimming pools, hotels, and similar facilities.

    Consumer Health and Food Safety fees for food establishments, certificates, re-inspections and operating permits.

    Food and pool certification class and exam schedule.

    Food recalls by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Information on food safety permits and inspections.

    Pima County Restaurants can receive discounts on their annual permit fees by participating in our incentive program.

    Food safety evaluation ratings for food establishments.

    Get smoking guidelines regarding private residences, multi-family housing, swimming pools, outdoor common areas and compliance questions.

    Information and prevention tips for mosquito breeding so you can reduce your risk of contracting West Nile virus. Additional information about reporting rodent, bed bug, or cockroach infestation.

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    Health Department Consumer Health and Food Safety

    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, Arizona 85714

    Phone: (520) 724-7908
    Fax: (520) 724-9597

    Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Effective December 1, 2019, hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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