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Environmental Programs and Services for Businesses
in Jefferson County, OH

Inspections, Permits, Licensing, and More

JCGHD Conducts Inspections & Issues Permits & Licenses

The Jefferson County General Health District conducts commercial inspections and issues permits and licenses for the following:

– Tattoo Parlors

Food Service Operations


– Plumbers & Contractors

– Public Swimming Pools

– Septage Haulers

– Solid Waste Haulers

– Parks & Camps

– Schools

– Semi-Public Systems

– Private Water Wells

– Jails


Call the JCGHD at (740) 283-8530 or contact us online to learn more about our environmental policies and inspections relating to these types of businesses.

Tattoo Parlor Licensing

Check back for updates regarding tattoo parlor licensing in Jefferson County, OH. In the meantime, please view the Ohio Revised Code 3730.01 for more information.

Food Service Operations (FSO) Certifications & Licensing

Stay up-to-date with proper food certifications and licensing.

For immediate questions, please call us or view the Ohio Department of Health’s Food Code Reference Guide.

Mosquitoes - Protection & West Nile Prevention in Jefferson County

The Jefferson County General Health District is working to learn more about keeping mosquitoes away and preventing West Nile virus. View the following resources from the CDC to learn more about the risk of West Nile:

West Nile Virus Main Page


Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment



Anyone who intends to perform the service of a plumber in Jefferson County, Ohio must be registered and licensed with the JCGHD.


Further information on the Plumbing Code and requirements can be obtained by contacting the environmental division of the JCGHD at (740) 283-8530.

Public Swimming Pool and Campground Safety and Regulations

Please view the following resources to learn more about public swimming pools in Jefferson County, OH:

Ohio Health Department Resources

Ohio Code 3749.01: Swimming Pools
Ohio Code 3701-31-01: Swimming Pool definitions

Temporary Campground Facts Guidelines