Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Department operates within the Community Services Division and is a member of the Amarillo Bi-City-County Health District. Environmental Health services are provided to the citizens of Amarillo and by cooperative agreement to the City of Canyon and Potter and Randall Counties. The services provided to Amarillo, Canyon, Potter and Randall Counties are fee-based. City tax dollars are not spent providing services outside the City of Amarillo.

You Are Invited To Attend

Meetings to Discuss City Food Safety and Sanitation

When Where
Friday, August 18th 2-4 p.m.

Saturday, August 19th 9-11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 23rd 2-4 p.m.

Amarillo Civic Center Complex,

401 S. Buchanan Amarillo, TX 79101

Heritage Room B

Please join the Environmental Health and Water Utilities departments at these meetings to learn more about the proposed changes to the City’s Food Safety rules and an enhanced wastewater pre-treatment program.

For more information about the meetings or the proposed food safety ordinance changes, please call the Environmental Health department at (806) 378-9472 or email them at [email protected].

Those with questions regarding the Water Utilities pre-treatment program are encouraged to call (806) 378-6028.

What is Environmental Health?

Environmental Health is the expertise and science of minimizing human injury and illness and improving long-term human health by:

  • identifying and evaluating environmental contamination and hazardous agents
  • limiting exposures of  chemical, physical, and biological agents in food, water, soil and air as well as other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.

The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department employs multiple Environmental Health Specialists with the appropriate academic education, continual training and licenses to:

  • investigate, sample,  and assess hazardous environmental agents in various environmental media and settings
  • recommend and apply protective interventions that control hazards to health
  • develop, promote, and enforce guidelines, policies, laws, and regulations
  • develop and provide health communications and educational materials
  • engage community members to understand, address, and resolve problems
  • review construction and land use plans and make recommendations
  • interpret research utilizing science and evidence to understand the relationship between health and environment
  • and interpret data and prepare technical summaries and reports.


Upcoming Servsafe Certified Food Manager Course:
Date Location PDF
2nd Wednesday of each Month Simms Building, 808 S Buchanan, Room 275
Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Advance Registration is Preferred)
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National Swimming Pool Foundation © CPO © Course:
Date Location
September 26-27, 2017 Simms Building, 808 S. Buchanan St. Amarillo, TX 79105. Room 275


City Of Amarillo, TX Certified Pool Technician Course
Date Location
April 25-26, 2017

August 16-17, 2017

Simms Building, 808 S. Buchanan St. Amarillo, TX 79105. Room 275