Environmental Health Division
The Environmental Health Division is an educational
and regulatory agency dedicated to protect, preserve, and promote
the health of the residents of Tompkins County through the natural
and man-made environments.
Some activities are partly funded by user fees; a fee schedule
can be obtained from the Environmental Health office. Call (607) 274-6688, or email TCEH@tompkins-co.org.
Communicable Disease Control:
- Investigate and analyze all food and water-borne illnesses.
Environmental Health Emergencies:
- Investigate situations which may cause public health problems.
- Issues permits, inspects facilities and reviews and approves plans. Provides educational
information (handouts, posters, stickers, etc.), seminars and
Mobile Home Parks:
- Inspect for safety, sanitation, and drinking water quality.
- Ensure systems are designed and constructed to protect neighborhoods
and county water resources. Previously referred to as "Sewage Systems".
NEW: Effective 1/1/2012, a permit is required for replacing a septic tank. Details here...
- Investigate exposures and provide vaccinations
for dogs and cats to prevent human rabies.
- Inspect for adequate staffing, fire safety, drinking and swimming
water quality. Children's Camps
- Approve residential developments, sewer and water extensions, and treatment plants
to ensure safe and healthy communities.
Sewage: See OWTS
- Monitor public water systems to ensure safe drinking water quality
and to aid homeowners with water problems.
- To report dead crows call (607) 274-6688. For information regarding
West Nile Virus click here.
Some activities are partly funded by user fees. Download a fee schedule (pdf, 29KB) or contact the Environmental Health office.