The mission of the OEHS (Office of Environmental Health Services) is to protect public health by preventing the transmission of disease through food, milk, shellfish, water and sewage and to work in partnership with other agencies to protect the environment.
The Health Department inspects and issues permits for construction and operation of Migrant Labor Camps, Hotels/Motels, Bed and Breakfasts, Public Swimming Pools, Marinas and other facilities.
If you would like to visit VDH’s main environmental health website for additional information, you can do so here.
Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources
RESTAURANT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Power Outages
RESTAURANT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Flooding
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Onsite Sewage Systems and Private Wells
HOW TO ASSESS AND REHABILITATE FLOODED ONSITE SYSTEMS (article in Pumper Magazine)