Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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 reduced capacity for all nonessential field services.  Our entire EH staff is currently working  on our response to Covid-19 situation while still maintaining EH services. 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 WEAR YOUR FACE MASK, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, AND STAY SAFE AT HOME.

If your business has an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, please review the guidance document listed here along with the CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance.

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