Environmental Health

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." 


Effective December 15, 2017
Permit application processing within Environmental Health Services will end at 4:30 p.m.  This includes, but is not limited to burning permits, temporary food permits, pool operator permits, well and septic permits, etc.  Permits can be applied for between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  This does not apply to picking up permits that have previously been approved.


Frederick County Launches New Septic Pump Out Program

The Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources has launched a new septic pump out program to provide assistance to property owners with septic tank maintenance.  For additional information and instructions on the program Septic Pump Out Program    

Code of Maryland (COMAR 10.15.03) 

Food Safety

Power Outage food safety tips. Go to https://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/2015/05/power-outage.html Opens in new window

Food Choking Information 
Maryland Annotated Code, Health General 21-326 requires all Food Service Facilities that prepare food and provide seating for patrons post a diagram on the use of manual maneuvers to prevent asphyxiation due to choking.  

Food Allergy Awareness
Effective March 1, 2014, Maryland Annotated Code, Health General 21-330.2(A) requires all food service facilities to prominently display a Food Allergy Awareness poster in the staff area of the facility. Additional information regarding food allergies and awareness can be found at Food Allergy Awareness - Spanish