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The Environmental Health Division of the Cattaraugus County Department of Health is charged with enforcement of the NYS Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR), NYS Public Health Law and the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District.  In addition, we issue permits and review engineering plans for many associations, businesses and activities, which potentially impact public health. All fees charged by the Environmental Health Division are established by the Cattaraugus County Legislature (Environmental Health Services Fees). 

Please see the links listed below under the Services heading for information regarding specific Environmental Health programs.  Our offices may also provide services and education to residents regarding other environmental health concerns.  Feel free to contact us if you cannot find answers to your questions on our webpages.

Accessing Environmental Health Records 

A great deal of health data from across New York State is publicly available through the "Health Data NY" website.

Copies of specific Environmental Health records may be accessed by any member of the public by filing a "FOIL Request Form" with the Cattaraugus County Clerk's Office. 

Please note that records concerning private property may be provided to the owner (or their designated representative) on request without filing this form.


Activities Requiring Permits

Drinking Water Testing in Schools

Food Service & Inspections

Free Lead Testing Pilot Program

Health Inspectors by Town

Insect Control

Nuisances & Complaints

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

Onsite Water Supplies

Private Water & Wastewater Utilities

Public Water Systems

Rabies Prevention

Tobacco Use & Distribution Laws

Water Treatment Systems

Waterborne Illness & Disinfection

Water/Wastewater Surveys for Real Property Transfer Inspections