Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What Inspection Reports appear on the Pima County Health Department web site?

    Inspections performed on this site include: food facilities, lodging, pools and water features, schoolgrounds, and campgrounds.

  2. Does the facility operator get advanced notice of an inspection?

    No, although pre-planned by the inspector, inspections are typically unannounced and conducted without any prior warning.

  3. What happens as a result of an inspection, if serious problems are found?

    Depending on the severity of the issue, the operator is given a specific time to correct the violation or risk further enforcement actions. If the facility has any imminent health hazards that could cause harm to a consumer, the facility will be ordered to close immediately until repairs are made.

  4. What if the operator doesn’t correct a serious problem in the required time?

    The inspector has a number of tools available to bring about compliance with the regulations. Through progressive enforcement, the inspector may use such actions as probationary ratings, closure, and revocation of an operating permit.