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Environmental Public Health and Engineering

samir elmir
Samir M. Elmir, PhD, PE, BCEE, CEHP
Division Director
Environmental Health
and Engineering

Samir M. Elmir, PhD, PE, DEE, CEHP
is the Director of the Division of Environmental Health and Engineering of the Miami Dade County Health Department.
Environmental Health and Engineering Services are designed to assure a safe and healthy environment for Miami-Dade County. Services include monitoring, education, and regulation activities that serve to prevent diseases of environmental origin and improve the quality of life in our community.

Helpful Links


  • Drinking Water Programs
    • Drinking Water Systems
    • SuperAct Program
    • Public and Private Wells
  • Food Hygiene
  • Group Care / Foster Homes
  • Beach Monitoring
  • Swimming Pools and Bathing Places
  • Septic Tanks and Sewage Systems
  • Trailer Parks and Migrant Camps
  • Biomedical Waste
    • Body Piercing
    • Tanning
    • Sharps and biomedical waste disposal
    • Tattoo Program
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Industrial Hygiene
    • Indoor Air
    • Smoking Complaints
    • Mold and Mildew


Miami-Dade County Government

South Florida Water Management District

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Contact Information

If you have questions about any of the programs or need information about environmental health issues, please contact one of the following Environmental Health Services offices.

Golden Glades Office
1725 NW 167th Street
Miami, FL 33056
Phone: (305) 623-3500
Fax: (305) 623-3645
Emergency and After Hours: (305) 324-2400
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Septic Tank Office
PIC Center 11805 SW 26 ST
Miami, FL 33175
Phone: (786) 654-6620
Hours of operation: M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Building Department hours of operation: M-F 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM