Marion County Environmental Health and Vital statistics office will be open on a limited basis beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Groups who enter the office will be limited to two people at a time as the waiting area occupancy will be restricted to no more than 4 people at all times. Whenever possible, please call 503-588-5346 before arriving.
Environmental Health inspects and enforces health and safety regulations for food service (restaurants, temporary food booths, mobile food units, school food programs), public and semi-public pools and spas, summer camps, motels, hotels, and RV parks.
We are responsible for providing assistance and regulating many of the public drinking water supplies in Marion County. We provide food handler training and certification. We investigate water, food, and vector borne diseases, and high levels of lead in the blood of young children. Environmental Health also follows up on complaints by the public on the facilities that we license and inspect.
Location and Hours
The office for Marion County Environmental Health is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at:
3180 Center Street NE #1101
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 588-5346
Fax: (503) 566-2986
Updated May 18, 2020
Reopening Guidance FAQ for Restaurants and Bars
Updated May 15, 2020
Guidance for counties that enter Phase 1 reopening
Marion County has not yet been approved by OHA to enter
Phase 1 reopening.
Guidance for Restaurants & Bars (english)
Guidance for Restaurants & Bars (other languages)
Updated March 24, 2020
Q and A on Governor's Order Restricting Food Service Operation
Question and Answer document has been created to answer the most commonly asked questions about the
Governor's Order restricting food service operations
Posted March 11, 2020
The Oregon Health Authority has adopted rules to exclude individuals with COVID-19 from attending or working in schools and children’s facilities, or from working in health care facilities or food service facilities (OAR 333-019-1000).
These temporary rules are effective March 9, 2020 through September 4, 2020. Follow these links for
full text and