Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

Water-Sewage Survey Request Form

The "Water/Sewer Survey Request Form" is used to request a survey (or inspection) of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems in connection with Real Property Transfers.  Cattaraugus County requires that these surveys be performed for many types of property transfers.  In addition, lending agencies may also require them as part of the lending process.

Tobacco Use/Distribution Laws

The Environmental Health Division is responsible for the lawful retail distribution and use of tobacco products in public places.  This includes tobacco product sales to minors as well as enforcement of the “Clean Indoor Air Act” (CIAA) which prohibits the use of tobacco in public indoor spaces and workplaces. Read more

Sewage Disposal System Permit Application & Information

Construction of small sewage disposal systems in Cattaraugus County requires a permit issued by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.

The "Application for a Small Sewage Disposal System Construction Permit" is the standard form used to obtain a permit for all sewage disposal system types. Read more

Plan Review & Approval Forms

The following forms are used to apply for review and approval of plans for engineered/permitted facilities and activities regulated by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.

"DOH-154: Notice of Intent to Construct, Enlarge or Convert a Facility" is a standard application for plan review and approval.  This form is used for most permitted facility types.

"CCHD: Application for Approval of Plans for a Food Service Establishment" is a custom application for review and approval of plans for Food Service Establishments in Cattaraugus County. Read more

Department: Environmental Health

Filed under: fee, fee schedule, forms, plan review

Public Water Systems

A “Public Water System” is a water system meeting certain definitions found in Federal and State drinking water regulations.  These systems are monitored and inspected by the Environmental Health Division for compliance with strict treatment, reporting, and water quality standards.  Read more

Bat Rabies

Rabies virus infection in bats was first recognized in the US in 1953, and the first rabid bat was identified in New York State in 1956. Since then, the disease has been identified in each of New York's nine species of insectivorous bats and is widely distributed geographically within the state.
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Rabies Awareness

Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health problem in New York State. With the increased contact between wildlife and humans and their pets, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reminds all county residents that it is prepared to help anyone who may have been exposed to rabies, or who has questions about the disease. Read more

Lyme Disease and Tick Information

During the warmer seasons of Spring and Summer, more people will be enjoying the outdoors and with that, an increased chance of running into a tick. These tiny bugs  can distribute diseases such as Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet on the NYSDOH Read more

FOIL Request Form

Use either of the following documents for FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) requests in Cattaraugus County for public access to records.

Please note that this form must be filed with the Cattaraugus County Clerk's Office.

Application & Information for a Health Department "Permit to Operate"

Many types of establishments, facilities and activities in Cattaraugus County require a permit issued by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.  The downloads below contain information and applications to get you started in obtaining a permit. Read more

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