Bureau of Environmental Health
The Bureau of Environmental Health protects County residents by identifying environmental hazards and developing methods to reduce or eliminate those hazards.
Bureau of Environmental Health has resumed walk-in, no appointment needed services between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. These services include:
- drop-off of plans, applications, and other documents
- pick-up of signed plans, permits, licenses, etc.
- payments for Bureau services
Additional services are available by appointment. Call 410-313-2640 for questions regarding walk-in services or to schedule an appointment.
Radon Testing Kits
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has a limited number of Radon Test Kits available for $3 to anyone who is looking to test their home for Radon. Complete the form HERE to receive your test while supplies last.
For more information on Radon and the hazards it poses, visit the MDE Radon Exposure 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.)
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.
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.