The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County works to prevent disease of environmental origin. Environmental health activities focus on prevention, preparedness and education and are implemented through routine monitoring, education, surveillance and sampling of facilities and conditions which may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease.
Our Environmental Health office is conveniently located by the Building Permit office at the Seminole County Services Building located at 1101 East First Street, Sanford.
The following services are offered by your local Environmental Health office:
On-Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems – Provides guidance, inspection and information about the proper operation and maintenance of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems.
Public Pools, Spas and Water Attractions - Regulates and inspects public swimming pools.
Group Care Facilities – Includes child day care facilities, foster homes, group residential facilities, schools, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Also, bars who do not serve food and some movie theatres.
Body Piercing - Regulates sanitary and safety requirements related to design, operation, and maintenance of body-piercing salons and temporary establishments.
Biomedical Waste – Regulates treatment methods (other than incineration) and commercial facilities who produce, transport, or store biomedical waste.
Tanning – Monitors the operation of over 350 tanning devices in Seminole County including bi-annual inspection.
Mobile Home and RV Parks – These establishments in the State of Florida must obtain an operating permit from the Health Department. Any changes or modifications to the park facilities must be approved by the Health Department.
Drinking Water Services – We regulate limited use community/commercial water systems including water testing.
Arbovirus Surveillance – Providing chickens so the county can monitor for West Nile Virus and other mosquito transmitted diseases.
Sanitary Nuisance Complaints – Investigates complaints regarding untreated human waste, garbage or dangerous waste materials, improperly built or maintained septic tanks, water closets or privies, conditions capable of breeding flies, mosquitoes, or other arthropods capable of transmitting diseases to humans, and any act or condition which may cause disease.
Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence (PACE-EH) – A program for assessing environmental health conditions in underserved communities.
Access to inspections completed by Environmental Health.