The Environmental Health Division delegates programs for both Department of
Health and Mental
Hygiene and the Maryland Department of the Environment. Services provided are as follows:
Bird Permits are issued by this office. Applicants are required to contact this office. An application and current fee must be received before the inspection will be completed.
Rabies Control: This office investigates animal bites and rabies incidents as well as sponsor's four rabies clinic a year.
Call 410/479-2232 to report...
Note: Bites/scratches are reported to the county in which the bite occurred.
Rabies clinics are held three times a year; two in the spring and one in the fall. They are usually on a Tuesday evening between 5 and 7 p.m. Call the hotline at 410/479-2232 in late April to get the spring schedule or late August to get the fall schedule. If you want to pre-register your pets, call 410/479-8045 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Please be aware that...
Public camps, Parks and
Environmental Health Surveys are required to be performed by this department when someone has a daycare, is planning to adopt, become a foster parent, etc. The "Environmental Health Survey" originates with the licensing agency. Current fee and rabies vaccination(s) must accompany the application before the inspection can be scheduled. The application is obtained from the licensing agency such as Dept of Social Services or Child Care Administration. The fee will vary depending if you have public water or not. Call our office at 410 479 8045 for current fee.
Food establishments or fund raising organizations serving food to the public are required to obtain a food permit from this department.
Food Permits are divided into two categories:
A Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan is required for most food service facilities. Please review the HACCP guidelines for further information. Follow this link to create your HACCP plan.
COMAR March 2013, governs all food service facilities located in Maryland.
Inspections are conducted by this office on group homes, project homes. Call our office 410 479 8045 to get an application. Current fee and rabies vaccination must accompany application before inspection can be scheduled.
Perc tests, issuance of septic permits, and septic system installation inspections are conducted thru this department. Current fees and scaled site plans must accompany appropriate application. Recommend you view the Questions-Answers page.
Mobile home parks are permitted and inspected by this department.
Planners for such events should contact this department to address issues such as if food is being served, litter control, maximum attendance capacity, and sanitary facilities.
Plats to be recorded are reviewed by the Environmental Health Department. Allow 30 days processing time. Although the plats are routed thru Planning and Zoning, the applicant should be prepared to pay the appropriate fee, which is determined at the Planning & Zoning Counter. Keep in mind that other fees are due to other agencies when the plats are submitted, contact Planning and Zoning at 410/479-8100 for more details. List of plat block wordings
Towns with public water/sewer supplies verify thru this office facility capacity before issuing permits for new construction.
This department is responsible to ensure compliance with the Transient Non-community Water Supply program regulations. This involves inspecting and sampling wells.
Perc, septic and well records are housed in this department. This information can be obtained by filling out an application, "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST FOR RECORDS SEARCH". Copying fees will be assessed. Faxed requests are free. Would prefer to receive your request via email.
Businesses interested in installing septic systems and pumping septic systems are required to obtain a license from the Caroline County Environmental Health Department. Commercial liability insurance must accompany the application with current fee. Applicants should be aware that their license will expire December 31st of every calendar year, regardless of when they apply and/or renew their license.
Public pools and Spas are required to have a permit. Current fee and Workmen's Compensation Insurance Certificate must accompany application before inspection can be scheduled. Renewal applications are sent out in April or May. Seasonal pools will require "PRE-OPENING" inspections.
Proposed projects will require health department approval before applying for the pool permit. Contact the health department at 410/479-8045 to schedule an appointment with a sanitarian.
Also, if you are proposing a pool on a property that is served by a private well and/or septic system, a "Water/Sewer Verification" must be completed before the pool permit will be processed.
An "APPLICATION FOR WATER SUPPLY AND/OR SEWAGE VERIFICATION" is required any time a property has an existing well and/or septic system and you are planning to subdivide, change or add a Sewage Reserved Area (SRA), build an addition, a replacement home, accessory dwelling, farm mobile home, any farm buildings (like barns or chicken houses), deck, shed, pool, etc. This is also the application needed for Health Department approval for "Special Use" "Change of Use" "Home Occupation Businesses"; or if planning to subdivide a parcel from the homesite. Current fee and scaled site plan must accompany this application.
Well permits are issued to well drillers licensed in
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Leland Spencer, M.D., Health Officer
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