Environmental Health

About the Division

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Environmental Health Division is dedicated to protecting the citizens and visitors of Erie County from biological, chemical and physical hazards that may be present in the food, water and built environment.  Our sanitarians, engineers, nurses, educators and vector control workers:

  • Conduct inspections and investigations
  • Educate and motivate the public to prevent environmental hazards
  • Provide medical case-management for children diagnosed with lead poisoning
  • Provide timely environmental health information in times of emergency
  • Provide assistance and information in cases of potential rabies exposures
  • Review plans and advise the public in environmentally safe construction, development and upgrades to facilities
  • Assist in the control of disease-causing vectors
  • Enforce applicable local, state and national codes and regulations to protect public health 

Environmental Health Programs and Services include 

Food Inspection
Housing and Lodging Inspection
  • Healthy Neighborhoods Program
  • Housing-Related Hazards
  • Migrant Farm Worker Housing
  • Rooming/Lodging Houses
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Hotels, Motels, Bed-and-Breakfasts
  • Campgrounds and Children’s Camps 
Water Sanitation & Inspection
  • BeachesParks
    • Campgrounds
    • Children's Camps
Public Drinking Water
  • Municipal
  • Restaurants, schools, mobile home parks and other facilities on individual well sources
Septic Systems 
  • New construction
  • Replacement systems
  • Property transfer inspections
  • Complaint investigations
  • New construction
  • Property transfer inspections
  • Complaint investigations
Public Pools & Spas
  • Municipal
  • Housing Complexes
  • Hotels, Motels
  • Schools
  • Campgrounds
  • Membership Clubs
Body Art Establishment Inspection
  • Tattooing
  • Piercing
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Rabies Prevention
Rodent, Disease & Vector (rats, bats, mosquitoes, ticks, etc.) Control
Tobacco Enforcement


503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Phone: (716) 961-6800
Fax: (716) 961-6880
For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898