Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

Environmental Health Complaint / Referral Form

The form below may be used to submit or refer a complaint of a Sanitary Code violation to the Environmental Health Division.  Alternatively, you may print a paper copy of the form and send it by mail or fax.

Environmental Health Complaint / Referral Form (paper copy) Read more

Individual Water Supply Fact Sheets

The downloads below contain a series of fact sheets produced by the NYS Department of Health intended to provide guidance to NYS residents on the proper construction, maintenance and use of private water supplies.  Please note that these fact sheets are intended to supplement the "NYS Sanitary Code - Subpart 5-1, Appendix B: Standards for Water Wells."

Children's Camps

Children's Camps in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Permit to Operate” issued by the Health Department.  They are defined as any camp (day camps and overnight camps), maintained for occupancy by 10 or more children provided that overnight occupancy is greater than 72 consecutive hours, or daytime occupancy is more than five days in any two-week period. Read more

2012 January Rabies Clinic

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Environmental Health Services

The Environmental Health Division of the Cattaraugus County Department of Health is charged with enforcement of the NYS Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR), NYS Public Health Law and the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District.  In addition, we issue permits and review engineering plans for many associations, businesses and activities, which Read more

Private Sewage Disposal Systems

Sewage disposal systems in Cattaraugus County are regulated by the Environmental Health Division in accordance with NYS standards and specifications in effect at the time of their construction.  Existing sewage disposal systems that do not meet current standards are allowed to be operated until they fail and are in need of full or partial replacement. Read more

Mobile Home Parks

Mobile home parks in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Permit to Operate” issued by the Health Department.  This applies to parks maintained for the placement of five or more mobile homes and where the owner/operator receives compensation for the use of the mobile home lots.  Each park is inspected annually for compliance with the “NYS Sanitary Code – Part 17: Mobile Home Parks.” Read more

Public Food Service

In Cattaraugus County, any establishment preparing, handling, and serving food to the public requires a food service permit issued by the Health Department.  Other types of food handling operations may require different licenses from other agencies (see below for more information). Read more

Temporary Residences, Campgrounds & Migrant Farmworker Housing

Temporary Residences (hotels, motels & cabin colonies), Campgrounds & Migrant Farmworker Housing in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Permit to Operate” issued by the Health Department.  Each facility type receives a minimum of one inspection per year to ensure compliance with the applicable sections of the NYS Sanitary Code and may also be required to meet the requirements of a public water supply, if water is provided by an onsite source.  Please contact the Environmental Health Division for more information.  These facility types normally require plan re Read more

Body Art & Indoor Tanning

Tattooing

All tattoo shops in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Certificate of Sanitation” issued by the Health Department.  The Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District defines a tattoo shop as any room or space tattooing is practiced or where the business of tattooing is conducted.  Please note that the tattooing of a minor is prohibited by NYS Penal Law. Read more

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