To prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Alexandria Health Department has limited our services to appointment only or by telephone.
Please call 703.746.4910 to make an appointment.
For updates on COVID-19, visit alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus
Food Safety Program
This program permits and inspects various food service facilities in the City of Alexandria. It also provides educational resources to promote safe food handling practices to both the general public and local businesses. Visit alexandriava.gov/FoodSafety for more information.
Aquatic Health & Safety Program
This program permits and inspects various pools, spas, water parks and play fountains in the City of Alexandria. Visit alexandriava.gov/AquaticHealth for more information.
Vector-Borne Illness Prevention Program
The Vector-Borne Illness Prevention program, or Vector Program, works to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that use insects and animals (or vectors) to spread. The Vector Program deals mainly with the surveillance, prevention and control of mosquitoes and responding to potential rabies exposures.
Animal Bites / Rabies Prevention
The Health Department oversees investigations for potential rabies exposures. The Vector Program staff and epidemiologists track bites and possible rabies exposures to both people and animals within the City. This is done by partnering with Animal Control, local physicians and veterinarians.
Hotel Sanitation Program
This program permits and inspects various hotels, motels, hostels, and bed & breakfasts in the City of Alexandria.
Water Quality Programs
The City of Alexandria's water is regulated by many different federal, state, and local offices. Our office issues well permits, and will conduct inspections of wells and marinas. To learn more about other water quality issues in the city, contact the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services ( alexandriava.gov/tes), Office of Environmental Quality ( alexandriava.gov/Environment) or the Alexandria Sanitation Authority.
Permits & Plan Reviews
EH issues permits or licenses for a variety of different facility types. Each type of permit or license may have different requirements. Visit our permit page at alexandriava.gov/40656 for an overview of the different types and processes.
Concerns & Complaints
Have a complaint about a food establishment, pool or hotel? Too many mosquitoes while you are walking your dog? Need a tick identified? Call us at 703.746.4910 to report the issue. For more information about what information we need, visit alexandriava.gov/87518. For complaints about trash or rats not at a food, pool or hotel establishment, visit alexandriava.gov/5382 to contact the Rodent Control Program.
Learn more about harmful substances that can make you and your love ones ill. Many of these substances can be found in the air and building materials of your home. Visit alexandriava.gov/11622 for more information.
Alexandria Health Department
Division of Environmental Health
4480 King Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA, 22302
- Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 12:45 to 4:30 pm