ANIMALS & BUGS

This section covers programs that protect the public from zoonotic and vector diseases. (Diseases transmitted from animals or insects to other organisms.)

Covers rabies, vaccines, ticks, bed bugs, etc.
Our Programs

FOOD SAFETY

The Food Safety Program is primarily responsible to protect the community against foodborne illnesses resulting from health code violations and improper handling of food.

We're responsible for inspections of food service operations, food vending machines, mobile food operations, and food establishments. Schools, daycare centers, restaurants, and hospitals are just a few of the areas inspected on a regular basis by this section.
Food Safety Program

WATER QUALITY

The Water Quality Section is responsible for administering Chapter 3701-28 of the Ohio Administrative Code (private water system rules).

This program reviews and approves permits for the construction, alteration and abandonment of private water systems. A private water system is defined as a water supply system for the provision of water for human consumption, other than a public water supply system. This includes all water wells, cisterns, springs, ponds and hauled water storage tanks.
Water Quality Program

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Community Environmental Health promotes and protects the health and safety of residents through preventative health programs.

Community Environmental Health promotes and protects the health and safety of residents through preventative health programs: Rabies Control, Public Swimming Pool/Spas, Body Art/Piercing, Public Health Nuisance, Healthy Homes, Smoke-free Workplace & Tobacco to 21, School Environment, and Solid and Infectious Waste.
Our Programs

PLUMBING & MEDICAL GAS

Our Plumbing Program provides registration of all plumbing contractors and their employees, and inspections of all commercial and residential plumbing installations.

Staff also conducts plan reviews and inspections for all medical gas installations. Our department provides service to all areas of Franklin County except the City of Columbus and the City of Grove City.
Plumbing & Medical Gas Program

REGULATIONS

This section contains Franklin County Public Health regulations, which explain the technical, operational, and legal details necessary to implement laws.

This section contains Franklin County Public Health regulations, which explain the technical, operational, and legal details necessary to implement laws. Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code are also included in this section.
Regulations

SEPTIC & SEWAGE

The Water Quality Program monitors the proper treatment and disposal of all wastewater for household and small flow and semi-public sewage treatment systems in a manner which will protect surface and groundwater from contamination.

The Water Quality Program also reviews, inspects and regulates new sewage systems, replacement systems and sewage system alterations.
Septic & Sewage