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Environmental Public Health

Environmental Health Program

The Environmental Health program is responsible for monitoring conditions within the community that could present a threat to health and safety of the public and preventing any potential problems.

Inspection Reports are completed by Environmental Health Staff on biomedical waste, body piercing, food hygiene, mobile homes, tanning facilities, group care facilities, migrant labor camps, and swimming pools.

Biomedical Waste Program

Disposal of biomedical waste is regulated by two agencies in Florida.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulates medical waste incinerators and final disposal of treated medical wastes.

Body Piercing

Body piercing is an invasive procedure that presents the potential for infection and transmits blood borne pathogens, if minimum sanitary and safety standards are not met. Operators and piercers must be trained in infection-control procedures prior to licensure of a body-piercing salon.

Drinking Water

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County regulates water systems such as commercial limited use and community limited use water systems. We also regulate private, monitoring, and irrigation well construction.

Food Hygiene

The Food Hygiene Program is designed to ensure that facilities regulated by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County serve food, beverages, and snacks in a safe and sanitary manner and minimize the occurrence of food related illness.

Group Care

Facilities Regulated by Florida Department of Health are Child Caring Agencies, Family Foster Homes, Private Schools, Non-Public K-12 Schools, Charter Schools and Group Homes.

Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can be linked to a variety of respiratory ailments. 

Migrant Labor

The Migrant Labor program protects the health and safety of migrant farm workers both in housing matters and assures that satisfactory field sanitation facilities are provided.

Mobile Home Parks

There are approximately 110 Mobile Home Parks and 25 RV Parks permitted in Orange County. These parks provide 15,072 mobile home spaces and 2,578 RV spaces.

Mobile Home Parks are regulated under Chapter 64E-15 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems

Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems that produce 10,000 gallons or less of domestic strength sewage flow or 5000 gallons or less of commercial strength sewage per day are regulated by the Florida Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection under Chapter 64E-6 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Pools and Spas

To protect the public health the Department of Health regulates public pool and bathing areas under Chapter 64E-9 of the Florida Administrative Code, through the issuance of operating permits and inspections. This program does not include the many private swimming pools in our community.

Rabies Surveillance

The Rabies Surveillance program works closely with the Epidemiology Department and the Orange County Animal Services office to prevent the spread of rabies in the domestic pet population and in humans. Pet owners are required to have their pets vaccinated for rabies.

Sanitary Nuisances

Our office investigates complaints regarding Sanitary Nuisances as defined in Florida Statute 386.041.

Tanning Facilities

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County inspects tanning facilities to reduce the risk of disease and injury to people who use tanning devices at tanning facilities.

Tattoo Artist Licensure

The Florida Department of Health, in Orange County, is the local authority charged with the licensing of tattoo establishments and artists within its jurisdiction.