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The Hartford Department of Health & Human Services' Environmental Health Division strives to protect and improve health and quality of life for all Hartford residents and visitors by improving the environmental quality where they live, eat, learn, work, and play. The Environmental Health Division pursues these principles by advancing health-protective environmental practices and policies. As a result, the Division's work ensures: safe and nutritious food; protection from nuisance; prevention of exposure to hazardous chemicals; and quality neighborhoods throughout the City of Hartford.

While environmental health is interconnected with many sectors and industries, HHS' Environmental Health Division's three core services are:

Lead Screening and Abatement
Exposure to lead can seriously compromise children's mental development and function. The Environmental Health Division's Lead program is dedicated to eliminating lead hazards and lead poisoning in Hartford's children.


Food Safety
HHS' food safety staff monitor compliance with state and municipal food safety regulations in all foodservice operations. Principal activities and services include licensing restaurants and food service establishments and Inspection of restaurants and food service establishments; Certified food inspectors are responsible for inspecting all food service operations within the City of Hartford.


Nuisance Regulation
The Environmental Health Division devotes significant time, energy, and resources enforcing Hartford's local nuisance codes. The division responds to a wide spectrum of complaints related to debris, solid waste, rodents, health-threatening vehicles, overgrown vegetation and many other neighborhood problems. The Division's nuisance inspectors also coordinate with other municipal partners through the city's Livable and Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative to ensure that all Hartford families have the opportunity to grow up and live in safe and enriching communities.

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Main Office

131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm

Community Services Division 

Phone: (860) 757.4730

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4830

Fax:(860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax:(860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM