Know Your Inspector

Recently, there have been reports of impersonators in the GTA acting as inspectors who do inspections, give requirements and charge for the inspection. Durham Region Health Department Environmental Health Division does not require payment for inspection of these places.

All Inspectors and Tobacco Enforcement Officers carry a badge and Durham Region picture ID.  If you do not recognize the Inspector, ask for their ID and/or business card.  If you are still unsure of the person, call 905-723-3818 to speak with a Manager to confirm the Inspector’s identity.

The following are legitimate costs for certain services that are offered by the Environmental Health Division:

Sewage Systems Fee Schedule

See chart (PDF)

Lawyer Letter General/Tobacco


Food Handler Course

Click here

If you have recently paid for an "inspection", please notify the Environmental Helpline at 905-723-3818 and contact Durham Regional Police at 905-579-1520 or toll free 1-888-579-1520 to report your incident.