Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

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

Agricultural Fairgrounds & Mass Gatherings

Agricultural fairgrounds and mass gatherings in Cattaraugus County require a “Permit to Operate” issued by the Health Department.  An agricultural fairground is any property, and associated buildings and structures, where a fair is conducted or proposed by an agricultural society or other eligible entity.  A mass gathering is any event that is likely to attract more than 5000 people and continue for 24 hours or more. Read more

Public Swimming/Bathing Facilities

Public swimming facilities in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Permit to Operate” issued by the Health Department.  Typically, these fall into one of two categories, swimming pools and bathing beaches.  If you intend to operate one of these facility types, please contact the Environmental Health Division.  Note that all public swimming facilities require review and approval of engineering plans prior to construction. Read more

Permits & Inspections

The Environmental Health Division is charged with permit issuance and inspection of several types of establishments, facilities and activities, which may impact public health.  Below is a list of facilities and activities, which may require a "Permit to Operate" from the Health Department.  Additional information regarding each facility type may be found using the following links. Read more

Water/Sewage Surveys for Real Property Transfers

The Environmental Health Division routinely conducts inspections of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems for real property transfers.  These surveys are mandatory for all transfers of real property with onsite water supplies or sewage disposal systems.  There are certain exemptions (see the link to Part 17 of the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District below).

Exemptions Include: Read more

Nuisances & Complaints

Investigation of General Public Health Complaints and Concerns

The Environmental Health Division regularly investigates County resident reports or complaints of public health hazards and nuisances throughout Cattaraugus County.  If you wish to file a complaint, please complete the “Environmental Health Complaint/Referral Form” (see link below), which may be faxed or mailed to the appropriate Environmental Health Office. Read more

Rabies Prevention

Capture the BatThe Environmental Health Division is charged with the prevention of human cases of rabies in Cattaraugus County.  This includes promoting pet rabies vaccinations, investigating all potential rabies exposures (animal bites & scratches) that are reported to the Department, and submission of certain animal specimens to the NYS Department of Health Wadsworth Laboratory for rabies testing.  In accordance with NYS Public Health Law, any person with k Read more

2011 Fall Rabies Clinics

News from Environmental Health, Health posted on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:59am

Application & Forms for Body Artists

The forms below are for use by new and existing body artists/establishments in Cattaraugus County.

The "CCHD: Application for a Certificate to Operate a Tattoo Establishment" is used by new tattoo and permanent makeup establishments who do not already have a "Certificate of Sanitation."

The "CCHD: Consent Form for the Body Piercing of a Minor" is used by body artists to document parental consent when piercing minors.  It is illegal to pierce a minor without parental consent.

Training Presentations

Below are MS Powerpoint presentations for Water System Operators and Town Board Members given at the Southern Tier West Local Governance Conferences at Houghton College (2011 -2012).  Presented by Eric Wohlers, PE and Chris Crawford, Ph.D.

Presentation 1 (5/11/2011) - "Exploring Web Resources for Water Operations & Management""

Presentation 2 (5/11/2011)- "Providing Safe Drinking Water Roles & Responsibilities"

Presentation 3 (5/9/2012) - ""Current Public Water Supply Regulatory Issues Pt. 1" Read more

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