Environmental Health Department

As part of the Public Health Department, Environmental Health (EH) is focused on controlling environmental factors that impact human health and environment (food, water, and air). EH staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations related to health and sanitation in all food establishments, child care facilities, and schools. Environmental Health oversees the permitting, installation and use of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), protecting drinking water resources and surface waters from pollution. In addition, the Environmental Health department responds to complaints concerning swimming pools, public accommodations, mobile home parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities.

Buffalo Fire Health Information

There are many important health considerations to keep in mind related to the Buffalo Fire, especially for those who lost electrical power and/or were evacuated. Summit County Public Health has information about food safety, air quality, fire retardant and mental health. Learn more.

Health Impacts of Wildfire

Unfortunately Summit County residents and guests have to deal with wildfires. These events can impact the public’s health. The following guidance is provided to assist residents and visitors in dealing with smoke hazards, debris management and water quality concerns related to wildfires. 

Need an As Built drawing or permit copy? 
You can search for OWTS (septic) records online.  If you experience problems or can't find your record, call 970-668-4070 or email for assistance.

Food Safety


As a part of National Food Safety Month, each year Environmental Health recognizes retail food establishments that demonstrate Exceptional Commitment to Food Safety.

Restaurant Inspections


Wondering how your 
favorite restaurant does at inspections?
for restaurants.

Buster, The Germ-Busting Superhero


He's busy throughout Summit County, educating the community on a variety of public health issues. Watch for Buster at area events!
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