Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

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

Water Testing Services Information

The documents below contain information regarding water testing services available to residents of Cattaraugus County and educational information on how to interpret your results.

The "CCHD Certified Water Testing Services Price Sheet" contains a list of all potable water testing services available through the Cattaraugus County Health Department Laboratory.

The "Coliform Bacteria Brochure" contains information regarding bacteriological testing (the standard test for potability).  This brochure aims to help interpret the results of your water sample. Read more

E.coli Awareness

Public awareness about E. coli bacteria was raised back in 1999 and 2000 due to national news reports of two waterborne disease outbreaks associated with a specific pathogenic strain of E. coli known as 0157:H7. Read more

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