COVID-19 UPDATES 3/18/2020:
Burn Permits - We are unable to process burn permits for first time applicants. Those who have received burn permits in the past must include their check for payment with a completed application and all documents must be dropped in the drop box at Entrance A (blue flag) at the Health Department. There may be a delay in processing burning permits due to limited staff availability at this time. The permit and receipt will be returned to the applicant via email.
Food Service Facilities -
Temporary Food Permits - Due to the social size limitation of 50 people, under the governors order, our office is suspending processing Temporary Food Permits for events that take place within the next 8 weeks. Other events further out will be processed, but the processing time is extended.
Well & Septic Information Requests - Due to limited availability of staff and services, until further notice, please be advised that information request processing will be delayed and may take up to 30 business days or longer to complete and return. Please do not contact our office regarding your information request until this timeframe has passed.
Wet Season Suspension - Effective March 19, 2020 The Frederick County Environmental Health Services Division has suspended wet season soil evaluations and percolation testing. Precipitation and water table observations will be monitored to determine when testing may resume. No new applications for testing are being accepted for this wet season. If you have questions please call the FCHD Environmental Health Services Division at 301-600-1715.
Environmental Health Services provides investigation and enforcement for a variety of environmental health concerns and supplies the public with preventative information through media releases, pamphlets, training sessions, and public speakers.
"Healthy Citizens in a Healthy Environment through Education and Enforcement."
This includes, but is not limited to:
Permits can be applied and paid for between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.