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Previously operating under the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD), in 2020 The Division of Community Hygiene (DCH) was created, officially separating from the FSHISD. The Division was created bringing together a team of subject matter experts to regulate the Community Hygiene related services that are provided in Washington, DC.
Please submit your application via our online Application Portal (Although the Portal log-in page says “Food Portal”, you are in the right place! This portal contains applications for both the Community Hygiene Division and the Food Division). You may call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on pending applications. (Please be advised, DC Health is no longer accepting paper applications.)
To request an inspection, submit a request via our online Inspection Request Form.
The Division of Community Hygiene regulates facilities operating within the following industries:
- Barber, Cosmetology, and Personal Grooming
- Swimming Pools and Aquatics
- Bedding and Upholstery ( Mattress Manufacturing )
Our Inspection Categories Include:
- Pre-operational Inspections
- Complaint Investigations
Find an Establishment:
To contact the Division of the Community Hygiene, please submit all inquiries or inspection requests to: [email protected]