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 

Children’s Camps
  • Overnight Camps
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Travelling Summer Day Camps
Food Inspection
Housing and Lodging Inspection
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Public Drinking Water
  • Municipal
  • Restaurants, schools, mobile home parks and other facilities on individual well sources
Public Pools & Spas
  • Municipal
  • Housing Complexes
  • Hotels, Motels
  • Schools
  • Campgrounds
  • Children's Camps
  • Membership Clubs
Rabies, Disease & Vector Control Program
Septic Systems 
  • New construction
  • Replacement systems
  • Property transfer inspections
  • Complaint investigations
Tattoo/Body Art Establishment Inspection
  • Tattooing
  • Piercing
  • Tobacco Enforcement

Water Sanitation & Inspection
  • Beaches
    • Parks
    • Campgrounds
    • Children's Camps
  • New construction
  • Property transfer inspections
  • Complaint investigations


503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
Map of Office Location
Phone: (716) 961-6800 (Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; For Emergencies after regular business hours, please call 716-961-7898)
Fax: (716) 961-6880

Frequently Requested



Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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