County of Monterey
County of Monterey

MONTEREY COUNTY — Effective July 1, Monterey County Environmental Health permit fees will increase by 6%.    

The Environmental Health Bureau provides regulatory compliance, enforcement, education and prevention for the Consumer Health Protection, Solid Waste, Drinking Water Protection, Environmental Health Review, Recycling and Resource Recovery, Healthy Housing and Hazardous Materials Management programs.

In addition to the 6% fee increase, effective Oct. 13, 2023, the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program component of the state surcharge increased from $270 to $370 per regulated business annually and the Unified Program Oversight component of the surcharge increased from $84 to $94 per regulated business annually.

Under California Code of Regulation, Title 27 (27 CCR), the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau is responsible for collecting the state surcharge. 

Permits impacted by this surcharge will see two surcharge lines, one for FY23-24 variance and the second for FY24-25 updated fees. This oversight charge is a pass-through fee that Environmental Health is required to collect on behalf of CalEPA because of its participation as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).

Annual permit fee invoices are expected to be sent the week of June 1 and are due by June 30.

“The Environmental Health Bureau staff is dedicated to safeguarding the residents and resources of Monterey County by providing oversight and services that help promote responsible business practices, by providing educational opportunities to industry workers and the public, and when necessary, by enforcing Environmental Health principles and law,” according to the Environmental Health Bureau in a news release.

Fees can be viewed on the Monterey County Health Department website

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