Food Establishments We protect public health by permitting and inspecting at least once a year
establishments such as restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, caterers,
and temporary event vendors such as booths at public fairs to insure that food
is prepared and maintained safely to prevent food-borne illnesses. We
investigate reports of food illnesses, working with businesses and citizens to
educate and correct deficiencies.
For Regulations and Policies affecting Food Establishments, please visit the
Division of Food and General Environmental Health Services web site.
Sewage & Water To protect surface and ground water and insure safe drinking water, we
permit private wells and sewage systems. We monitor testing of public water
supplies. We investigate reports of raw sewage or other reports of ground water
Construction permits for well and sewage disposal systems
are valid for 18 months. If you don't plan to build within that timeframe or
want to find out if land is suitable for a drainfield prior to purchase, we
recommend hiring a private soil consultant.