Environmental Health Division
Hamilton County residents can take for granted the safety of everyday activities such as visiting a public pool or playground or eating dinner out because of the watchful eye and instruction of Hamilton County Public Health Environmental Health Specialists. Environmental Health Specialists build relationships with residents and business owners and assure regulatory compliance through education, risk assessment, communication, prevention and, when necessary, enforcement.
Let us know about a public health concern.
Find applications and/or license registration forms.
Resources for people in hoarding situations.
Awarded to the top food service operators/retail food establishments.
Uniform Food Safety Code – Chapter 3717-1 – Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Laws
Public Swimming Pools and Spas – Chapter 3701-31 – Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Laws
Parks/ Camps – Chapter 3701-26 – Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Laws
Resident Camps – Chapter 3701-25 – Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Laws
Smoke Free Workplace Program – Chapter 3701-52 – Ohio Administrative Code | Ohio Laws
Food Safety Training (Download Our Training Flyer)
Hamilton County Public Health is pleased to offer two levels of food safety training for food service and retail food operators. The trainings are available for anyone who wishes to learn proper food safety. Food Training Application (Application to attend Food Safety Training in Spanish)
Person In Charge Food Certification Course: The Person In Charge course, which is about 2.5 hours in length, is designed to cover the basic aspects of food safety including food sources, personal hygiene, and proper cooking and holding temperatures for food. The Person in Charge course is required for all new operations. All food service operations and retail food establishments, that opened after March 1, 2010, must have at least one person per shift that has attended the Person in Charge course or equivalent.
Manager Food Certification Course: The Manager course is more extensive and encompasses two full days of training. The course offers food protection manager certification covering, in detail, microbiological concepts, HACCP, employee health, among other topics. All course materials are covered by registration costs.
Please contact the Division of Environmental Health at 513-946-7800 if you have any questions regarding these opportunities. We are pleased to continue to serve the public through education of food workers throughout Hamilton County.
Manager ServSafe courses are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on their scheduled days with the test in the afternoon on the second day of the course.
You may download a flyer with dates and more information for 2024.
Staff in Hamilton County Public Health’s Environmental Health Division receive and track information concerning biting mammals and work with the Cincinnati Area Veterinarian Association to establish rabies policies such as the quarantine vet-release program.
Mammal bites should be reported immediately to the Health District by calling the Environmental Health Information Line at (513) 946-7800. Callers may leave a message for Health District staff and can expect a reply within one business day.
Hamilton County Public Health’s Environmental Health Division is currently contracted by the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Industrial Compliance to inspect mobile home parks. All mobile home parks are licensed through the Department of Commerce and their website and information can be found: https://www.com.ohio.gov/MH.aspx