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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. Fairgrounds received inspections for compliance with "10NYCRR, Subpart 7-5: Agricultural Fairgounds" as well other pertinent Sanitary Code sections.

A mass gathering is any event that is likely to attract more than 5000 people and continue for 24 hours or more.  Mass gatherings received inspections for compliance with "10NYCRR, Subpart 7-4: Mass Gatherings" as well other pertinent Sanitary Code sections.

Please contact the Environmental Health Division in advance if you are intending to conduct one of these events.  Due to the number of public health concerns with these types of events, substantial advanced planning and possibly engineering plan review and approval will be necessary. 

Application & Links

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

Environmental Health Services Fees

Catt. County is an Accredited Health Department by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)