Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
*Please Call to Schedule an Appointment*
Phone: 740-592-4431
Fax: 740-594-2370
Address: 278 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701
After Hours Emergency Number: 1-877-627-2858
ODH COVID-19 Hotline: 833-427-5634

Environmental Health

Covid-19 Updates:

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Athens City-County Health Department Environmental Division has suspended all nonessential field services.  Our entire EH staff is currently working exclusively on our response to Covid-19 situation. This decision will ensure the health and safety of our employees and the general public in accordance the Governor DeWine's orders and recommendation of maintaining social distancing.  Our EH staff is available to answer specific questions or advise individuals over the phone or via email.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, AND STAY SAFE AT HOME.

On March 15, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all restaurants and bars closed to inside service.  This does not include carryout, drive-through, and delivery for restaurants.  Any inside consumption is prohibited by state law.  As to date, grocery stores are allow to operate.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND KEEP SIX FEET FROM EACH OTHER.

For more information on the Governor's order and additional steps the state is taking in response to this order click this link.

The Athens City-County Environmental Division works to prevent human injury and illness by identifying and preventing environmental hazards through investigations, education outreach, and enforcement throughout Athens County.   Our division works to enforce public health laws to provide a safe and healthy living environment. 

To learn more about our department at the Athens City-County Health Department, please click one of the following links.

Nuisance Complaints
Animal Bites
Inspection Reports

Other Resources:
Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Administrative Code
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio EPA
Ohio Department of Agriculture