Environmental Health

The Environmental Health division provides a wide variety of services essential to the health, and well being, of all Genesee County Residents.  Service areas include: public water supply protection, community sanitation and food protection, private water and sewage disposal systems, realty subdivision plan review, public health nuisances, residential lead investigations, chemical emergencies, rabies investigations, and enforcement of both the Adolescent Tobacco Use and Prevention Act (ATUPA) and the NYS Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA).  The Environmental Health division also operates multiple anti-rabies immunization clinics, annually, to administer vaccine to domestic animals, including: cats, dogs & ferrets, in order to reduce the spread of the potentially life threatening disease.  Staff members participate at a variety of informational venues to provide outreach and education to the community.   




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Forms, Guidelines & Applications

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Current Worker's Compensation forms must be attached to each individual application every year or the permit will be denied in accordance with the New York State Worker's Compensation Law. (NYSWCL)

Anti-Rabies Vaccination Clinics 
2021 Anti-Rabies Clinics for Domestic Animals 
Anti-Rabies Pre-Fillable Rabies Certificate (Requires 2 Copies!)

Environmental Fees
Genesee County Environmental Health Fees 

Public Water Supply Protection
Drinking Water Protection Program - NYSDOH Guidance
PWS Improvement Application DOH-348

Community Sanitation & Food Protection
Application for Permit to Operate Current Worker's Compensation forms must be attached to each individual application every year or the permit will be denied in accordance with the New York State Worker's Compensation Law. (NYSWCL)
New Food Service Establishment Packet
Construct, Enlarge or Convert a Facility - Notice of Intent

Food Safety - Federal Guidance
Food Safety for Volunteer Workers
Food Safety - NYSDOH Guidance
Food Sampling - Guidance
Food Service Establishments - Checklist for New or Remodeled
E. coli Fact Sheet
Hand Washing - NYS Approved Method
Mobile Food Operation Plan Checklist
Recreational Water Illnesses - CDC Guidance
Servsafe for Managers - National Restaurant Association
Servsafe for Food Handler - National Restaurant Association
Servsafe for Food Handler Requirements by State - National Restaurant Association
Temporary Food Service Establishment NEW FORM!
Temporary Food Service Establishment COVID-19 Addendum NEW FORM!
Free Temporary Hand Wash Stations Available - Click here for more details!

Worker's Compensation Exemption Application

State Sanitary Codes
Genesee County Sanitary Code 2015
Food Service Establishments - NYS Sanitary Code
Bathing Beaches - NYS Sanitary Code
Campgrounds - NYS Sanitary Code
Children's Camps - NYS Sanitary Code
Swimming Pools - NYS Sanitary Code 

Private Water & Sewage Disposal Systems 
Application for Sewage Disposal Construction Permit
Percolation Test Form Instructions
Percolation Test Request Form 
Individual Water Supply Well Application
Septic/Water Guidelines for Genesee County 
Septic/Water Request for Service
Land Application of Organic Waste / Domestic Septage - Fact Sheet
Water Line Sampling Request for Service
Water Sampling Service Packages 
Water Wells - NYS Standards
Water Wells - Disinfection

Septic System Replacement Program - This Program is Voluntary
Septic Replacement Program Application

Residential Lead Investigations
Lead in Drinking Water
Lead in Your Home:  A Parent's Reference Guide - EPA Guidance
Lead Paint Removal - NYSDOH Guidance
Lead Protection - EPA Guidance
Sources of Lead - NYSDOH Guidance

Dangers of Radon, Importance of In-Home Testing & Services Available 
Radon Detector Order Form

Tobacco Enforcement
Clean Indoor Air Act - NYSDOH Guidance
Clean Indoor Air Act - NYSDOH Guidance for Employers
Clean Indoor Air Act - NYSDOH Guidance for Restaurants & Bars
Clean Indoor Air Act Waiver Guidelines
Clean Indoor Air Act Waiver Application
Regulations of Smoking in Public & Work Places  - NYSDOH Guidance

Rabies Investigations
Rabies Awareness 
Rabies - NYS Guidance 

Miscellaneous Information
Third Policy Audits Policy
Application for Public Access to FOIL Records  
Community Service Information
Health & Safety in the Home, Workplace & Outdoors - NYSDOH Guidance
Home Safety Checklist
Mesothelioma / Asbestos
Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality - NYSDOH Guidance

Mold & Mildew - Prevention Guidance
Ticks & Lyme Disease - NYSDOH Guidance 
West Nile FAQ - NYSDOH Guidance



For more information about these and other programs please call

(585) 344-2580, ext. 5555, Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.





For after hours rabies emergencies please call

the Genesee County Sheriff's Department at (585) 343-5000.