The Division of Environmental Health regulates and enforces public health and environmental matters in accordance with the Rockland County Sanitary Code, New York State laws and Environmental Conservation laws. Programs address the concerns of housing, food and recreation, water supply, mosquito control and other matters.

Aquatic Health & Safety

The popularity of aquatic activities are growing and we currently have approximately 140 regulated facilities with 230 operations in our county. Improper design, operation and/or supervision of bathing facilities can create hazards that endanger public health and safety.

Body Art

The purpose is to permit and inspect body art facilities, as well as minimize the risk of infection inherent in tattooing and piercing procedures.

Commercial Tanning Facilities 

The purpose is to permit and inspect commercial tanning facilities, as well as increase the public's knowledge of the hazards of indoor tanning, minimize user injuries and limit tanning access by minors.

Food & Recreation

Staff monitor food service establishments that include restaurants, delis, school cafeterias, hot dog trucks, food vending machines and food stands at street fairs and carnivals.  The Department is also responsible for inspecting children's camps.  Results of restaurant inspections are available to view.


The Department investigates complaints concerning housing violations in rental units, provides routine inspections of permitted rooming houses and pre-rental inspections.

Mosquito Control

Provides comprehensive surveillance and control program designed to identify the presence of mosquito borne diseases and to reduce the risk of human transmission. Surveillance is accomplished through collection and testing of adult mosquitoes.

Petroleum Bulk Storage

Administers a program that prevents, identifies, and corrects potential or real incidences of soil and water contamination, at facilities that store large amounts of petroleum at facilities such as gas stations, warehouses and transportation depots.


Department of Health responsibilities are the assessment of human and/or pet exposure to rabies, treatment authorization, testing rabies suspect animals and the investigation of animal bites and quarantines.

Restaurant Inspections

The Rockland County Department of Health Food Program is responsible for inspecting food service establishments in the County.

Tobacco Control

Provides programs designed to prevent the sale of tobacco products to minors and minimize exposure to excessive levels of second-hand smoke.

Waste Management

The purpose is to protect the public health and environment by regulating the generation, separation, collection, transportation and disposal of waste.

Water Pollution Control

Regulates all phases of waste-water disposal, the installation of septics and sewer mains and monitors sewer treatment plant operations.

Water Supply

Enforces regulations to assure safe drinking water for residents of Rockland County through water quality analyses of public and private water supplies.