Environmental Health Land use Permitting Applications are now available for on-line submittal and payment.  This update will not change how we currently process food service establishment applications. 

Land Use & On-site Septic System applications are now accepted online via our permit portal (SmartGov) and need to be submitted electronically.
We will no longer accept paper applications with the exception of drawings.

Residential building permits encompass a wide range of projects including single-family residences, duplexes, town homes, accessory structures, alterations, additions, remodels, and/or grading and filling.  The permitting process for a residential project is setup in 3 STEPS and begins with the Site Plan Review application now accepted online via our permit portal (SmartGov).  We no longer accept paper applications with the exception of construction drawings.

Commercial building permits are classified as new commercial construction, tenant improvements, alterations, change of use, demolition, accessory structures, alterations, additions, remodels and/or grading and filling.  The permitting process for a commercial project is setup in 4 STEPS and begins with a Pre-application Conference now accepted online via our permit portal (SmartGov).  We no longer accept paper applications with the exception of construction drawings.

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Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Environmental Health Offices are located on the 3rd Floor of the County Administration Building along with the Planning and Building Divisions.

The front counter is open daily for business at the hours noted above and professional staff rotate office coverage daily from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for drop-in consultations. We do, however, recommend scheduling an appointment for staff consultations thereby ensuring direct contact with the lead reviewer of your project.

You may also reach us by Telephone at 360.249.4222


via Email at EHD@graysharbor.us

The Environmental Public Health Division is the regulatory agency that works to ensure a healthy and safe environment for both residents and visitors through monitoring, regulating, and educating the community in safe food, drinking water, water recreational facilities, vector surveillance, and Liquid and Solid Waste Disposal.

Our Environmental Health Specialists continually receive training and have diverse educational backgrounds rooted in the sciences including chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, and environmental health and sanitation. 

"Environmental public health services and sanitation have been the backbone of public health in the United States since 1798...The first laws enacted to protect public health and ensure safety pertained to sanitation. Laws ensuring clean water, sewage management, and food service standards were promulgated 100 years before vaccination of children became law. As a result of proper sanitation, more than 80% of human disease has been eliminated." *

Eric Khambatta, R.S. 
Environmental Health Specialist III
Water Lab / On-site / Water Rec. Facilities
Kristina Hollatz, R.S.
Environmental Health Specialist III
On-site Sewage / Water Lab / Water Rec.
Rob King
Environmental Health Specialist II
Food Program / Schools / Solid Waste
Scott Evans
Environmental Health Specialist II
Drinking Water & Wells / Group B Water Systems
Amber Warring
Environmental Health Specialist II
Food Program
Riana Grout
Environmental Health Specialist I
Food Program
Megan Folkers
Environmental Health Specialist I
Food Program
Amy Stratton
Environmental Health Technician

Jeff Nelson, R.S., Director
100 W Broadway, Suite 31
Montesano, WA 98563-3614
(360) 249-4222
(360) 249-3203 Fax


* CDC. "A National Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services" - 2003