The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan to provide fee relief to Orange County restaurants as part of the settlement of lawsuit. Under this plan, Orange County restaurants that were invoiced for inspection fees by the Environmental Health Division of the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) between March 17, 2020 and June 15, 2021 (the “Settlement Period”) will receive a credit or fee refund based on the amount of fees that were invoiced to the restaurant during this period. The fee credits or refunds will be distributed as follows:
- If a restaurant has an outstanding balance of fees owed, then the restaurant will receive a credit against its outstanding balance.
- If a restaurant is currently operating and has no outstanding balance of unpaid fees, then a credit will be issued against their 2023/2024 anniversary fee invoice.
- If a restaurant is no longer operating and has no outstanding fee invoices, then a refund will be issued.
Paying for your Health Permit
Orange County Environmental Health provides several ways to pay your annual health permit fee. You may pay online, by mail, or in person. Please verify the information on your invoice is accurate prior to paying your bill. If the information reflected is not current, please contact us at (714) 433-6000.
You may pay for your health permit here with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, or JCB). Have your account ID and invoice number ready. If you have numerous invoices, you may pay them all at once. Each invoice must be paid in full. Be sure to keep your receipt for your records.
Pay by Mail
Send your check payable to County of Orange, along with the lower portion of your invoice to:
Orange County Environmental Health
PO Box 25400
Santa Ana, CA 92799
Write your invoice number on your check. Please do not send cash.
Pay in Person
You may pay in person at Orange County Environmental Health located at 1241 E. Dyer Rd., Suite 120, Santa Ana, CA 92705 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cash, check, credit card, and money order are acceptable forms of payment. Please bring your invoice with you.
The Environmental Health Division conducts inspections and issues permits to local businesses. Fees offset the costs of regulatory activities provided by Environmental Health.
The Orange County Auditor-Controller accounting section is responsible for billing and collecting health service fees and for preparing and issuing health permits for Environmental Health.
About downloading files
|Fee schedule for food establishments (restaurants, markets, bars, Cottage Food) including plan check and remodel; public swimming pools, and hotel/motels
|Fee schedule for water quality programs
|Fee schedule for hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, medical waste and body art
|Fee schedule for solid waste
If you have any questions or concerns, you may call us at (714) 433-6000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions specifically regarding your invoice, you may also call our billing department at (714) 433-6417.