Bureau of Environmental Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Environmental Health Services

The Bureau of Environmental Health is operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm by calling the numbers below.

  • Food Protection Program: 410-313-1772
  • Well & Septic Program: 410-313-1771
  • Community Hygiene Program: 410-313-1773

For customers who have plans/blueprints/documents to submit for review, there will be a contact-less drop box located outside the building entrance. This will be monitored daily by staff from 8:30am - 3pm. No appointment necessary to drop plans off.             


See our Food Protection page for food facility information related to COVID-19
Well and Septic Program

Septic System

CLICK HERE for the Well & Septic page.  The Well and Septic Program ensures that all drinking water wells and septic systems installed as part of new construction or renovations are built to function properly and prevent the spread of disease.

Many of our Well & Septic records are now available on our Public File Search Website.  (Note: For best results, put in ONLY the numbers of the street address, then choose the corresponding address requested.)

Wet Season Testing
Wet season testing for 2020 has ended. Testing in wet season soil units other than for repairs to failing systems will not be scheduled until the next designated wet season. Please contact the Well & Septic Program at 410-313-1771 with questions. 

Food Protection Program

Waitress taking diners order

CLICK HERE for the Food Protection Page.  The Food Protection Program ensures that restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, school cafeterias, temporary and mobile food vendors serve safe food.

Important: If you think you are sick due to eating bad food or food product, contact the Food Protection Program at 410-313-1772.  After business hours, leave a message with your call back information and we will return your call first thing the morning of the following day.



Community Hygiene Program

Angry racoon with teeth showing

CLICK HERE for the Community Hygiene page.  The Community Hygiene Program ensures that: reported animal incidents are evaluated for the risk of rabies, citizen complaints are investigated, children that are adopted or in foster care live in healthy homes, aquatic facilities are operated in a safe and sanitary manner. This Program is also involved in sampling of private drinking water wells, and other activities.