Environmental Health

The Environmental Health section of the Powhatan Health Department offers services for the following:

Restaurant Inspections and Permitting

  • Permits are required
  • Application Fees – effective July 1, 2011
Program Plan Review Fee Annual Permit Fee
Hotels/Motels $40 $40
Restaurants $40 $40
Summer Camps $40 $40
Campgrounds $40 $40
Temporary Food Permit $40 Annual Permit Fee
  • Includes schools, restaurants and seasonal restaurants, temporary and mobile restaurants, child care centers, summer camps, adult homes and nursing homes
  • Food Mangers’ Certification (Serv-Safe) Three-Day Course
    • Must attend all three days.  Courses are offered in English, Spanish and Chinese.  Call 748-1610 for information and schedule of classes.
  • Food Safety for Youth Activities Course

Rabies Prevention

  • Animal Bite Investigation / Management
  • Specimen Testing
  • Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Well and Septic Information

  • Permitting (Well and Septic)
  • Application Fees – effective July 1, 2019
APPLICATION TYPE FEE
Certificate letter, no OSE/PE documentation (no charge for well) $350
Construction permit for onsite sewage system only, no OSE/PE documentation $425
Certification letter with OSE/PE documentation, < = 1,000 gpd $320
Certification letter with OSE/PE documentation, > = 1,000 gpd $1,400
Construction permit for only onsite sewage system with OSE/PE documentation, < = 1,000 gpd $225
Construction permit for only onsite sewage system with OSE/PE documentation, > = 1,000 gpd $1,400
Private well only, with or without OSE/PE documentation $300
 Repair permit for a treatment works, < 1,000 gpd without OSE/PE documentation $425
 Repair permit for a treatment works, < 1,000 gpd with OSE/PE documentation $225
 Repair permit for a treatment works, > 1,000 gpd with OSE/PE documentation $1,400
 Voluntary Upgrade for a treatment works, < 1,000 gpd with OSE/PE documentation $225
 Voluntary Upgrade for a treatment works, > 1,000 gpd with OSE/PE documentation $1,400
 Safe, adequate, and proper evaluation without OSE/PE/Installer/Operator Documentation $150
 Safe, adequate, and proper evaluation with OSE/PE/Installer/Operator Documentation $100
  • Complaint Investigation

Beginning July 11, 2019, applicants seeking evaluation and design services from VDH must submit a petition for VDH services and must meet means testing criteria or the VDH Hardship Guidelines.

For more information, please contact Environmental Health Services, Chesterfield Health District, (804) 748-1610.