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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
(850) 892-8021
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm


The Walton County Environmental Health Department is dedicated to safeguarding and assuring a healthy community. We provide permitting, inspections, and surveillance services.

The Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Launches
New Online Portal.  In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is pleased to announce the launch of its online portal. Please visit us at www.FLTracking.com and www.cdc.gov/ephtracking/
 

 

 eBridge Solutions is a web-based records storage system. We are currently scanning all completed Septic records into this system.

Not all records are available at this time, however, we are consistently scanning records on a daily basis. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please call 850-892-8021.

To access the eBridge Solutions system, please follow these steps:

Go to www.ebridge-solutions.com

Click "Login" at the upper right
Username: walton user
Password: walton
File Cabinet: WCHD EH
The retrieve tab is located in the upper left-hand side of the screen. You can search by permit type (septic); permit number; street address; street name; or city.
Logout on upper right corner
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For more information, forms & applications relating to any of the above please visit
http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/index.html

 

OSTDS

Description: Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS) are permitted and inspected by Environmental Health Inspectors.  To ensure systems are installed and repaired in a manner that reduces the chances of pollution of ground and surface water supplies, all persons who want to perform an installation or repair must first get approval and specifications from the Health Department.  Proper installation and repairs protect ground and surface waters, thereby reducing the potential for the spread of infectious disease.

For more information call the Walton County Health Department or visit the Department of Health Website.
http://floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/onsite-sewage/index.html
 

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FOOD HYGIENE

Description: The food hygiene program ensures food establishments, regulated by the Department of Health (DOH), operate in a safe and sanitary manner in compliance with all applicable regulations.  Food service facilities inspected by DOH are: school cafeterias, day care centers, bars, movie theaters, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes.  The Walton County Health Department also investigates all illness complaints involving foods or beverages.

For more information call the Walton County Health Department or visit the Department of Health Website.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/food-safety-and-sanitation/index.html

 

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GROUP CARE

Description: The Walton County environmental health staff ensures high standards related to the construction, operation and maintenance of group care facilities.  Children, the elderly and ill persons living in group care facilities comprise a portion of the population that is more susceptible to disease.   Facilities such as childcare centers, assisted living facilities, residential facilities, foster homes and schools are inspected regularly to reduce the risk of disease transmission to residents, workers and visitors.

For more information call the Walton County Health Department or visit the Department of Health Website.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/group-care-facilities/index.html

 

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MOBILE HOME & RV PARKS

Description: The mobile home and recreational vehicle parks program ensures parks regulated by the Department of Health operate in a safe and sanitary manner so the risk of illness and injury in this residential environment is minimized.  These inspections are conducted to ensure safe drinking water supplies, proper disposal of solid and liquid waste, a clean and safe swimming pool (where provided), rodent and insect control, and sanitary toilet and bathing facilities.  These facilities are permitted and inspected at least twice a year.

For more information call the Walton County Health Department or visit the Department of Health Website.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/mobile-home-parks/index.html

 

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RABIES CONTROL

Description: All animal bites within Walton County should be reported to the rabies control program for investigation and follow-up. Animal bites are investigated to prevent the spread of rabies in the pet population and to humans.  While rare, this disease is of great public health concern since it is almost always fatal.  Rabies vaccination of pet animals by a licensed veterinarian is extremely important, and required by law in the State of Florida.  All animal bites, regardless of severity, must be reported to the Walton County Environmental Health Department (WCEHD).  The information collected in these reports helps to determine whether human anti-rabies vaccine is called for as a precaution to prevent infection by the rabies virus. If conditions warrant it, biting animals are tested for the rabies virus by one of the Department of Health's regional laboratories.

To report an animal report bite please call WCEHD at (850) 892-8021.

 

Prevent Rabies                 World Rabies Day

 

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SANITARY NUISANCE

Description:  The sanitary nuisance complaint program ensures the investigation and abatement of various types of sanitary nuisances reported to the Walton County Health Department.  These complaints are received from the general public or other government agencies.  The types of complaints investigated are related to unsanitary conditions caused by sewage, water, food, and solid waste.  The department investigates the complaints and ensures corrective action is taken.

For more information call the Walton County Health Department

 

 

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SWIMMING POOLS

Description:  The swimming pool and bathing place program ensures swimming pools and bathing places, regulated by the Walton County Health Department, are operated in a safe and sanitary manner so the risk of disease and injury is minimized.  Swimming pools, water parks, and bathing places, which are open to the public, are permitted and inspected.  Water is tested for proper levels of sanitizing and balancing chemicals, such as chlorine levels and pH.  These inspections are conducted twice a year at a minimum.

For more information call the Walton County Health Department or visit the Department of Health Website.

www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/swimming-pools/index.html

 

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TANNING FACILITIES

Description:  The Walton County Health Department monitors the operation of all public tanning facilities in Walton County.  These facilities are regulated under Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 64E-17.  All of the tanning devices (beds and booths) are inspected at least twice a year.  This helps to ensure that:

  • The facility itself is being maintained in a safe and sanitary manner

  • The beds, bulbs and timers are working properly

  • Client information records are being kept up-to-date

  • Warning signs are in locations visible to tanning clients

  • All employees of the facilities are properly trained.

Tanning salon operators must successfully complete a State of Florida approved certification course before applying for an annual operating permit from the Health Department.  For more information about permitting requirements, please contact the Walton County Health Department Environmental Health office or visit the Department of Health Website.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/tanning-facilities/index.html

 

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WATER SERVICES

Description:  Limited Use Well Program

Florida¬ís groundwater supply and surface waters are vulnerable to a wide array of contaminants, both natural and man-made. Through routine inspections, Environmental Health staff ensures that drinking water supplies, both public and private are safe, and acceptable for human use and consumption. They also ensure that water quality monitoring is conducted.  If contamination of a private water system is suspected, owners may have water samples collected by Environmental Health staff and analyzed by a laboratory approved by the Department of Health. Private citizens wishing to sample their well water for bacterial contamination will be provided with a sample bag and instruction for taking the sample.  The fee for each sample is $20.00. The Walton County Health Department Environmental Health office permits, inspects, monitors, and regulate Limited Use Public Water Systems (LUPWS) in Walton County. 

For more information on LUPWS see the Department of Health website below.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/private-well-testing/index.html

 

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SUPERACT

Description: The State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response (SUPER) Act was enacted by Florida State Legislature in 1986 in order to conduct drinking water well sampling and investigation around known or suspected contaminated petroleum facilities, such as service stations, industrial and fuel oil sites.  These investigations are conducted for public wells within a half (1/2) mile radius of the contaminated site, and one quarter (1/4) mile for private wells. Water sampling and analysis for volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and regulated contaminants are free of  charge for public and private wells within the investigation radius. 

For more information on this program, please contact the Walton County Environmental Health office at (850) 892-8021.

 

 

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BODY PIERCING PROGRAM

Description:  The Body Piercing Program ensures minimum sanitary and safety standards related to the design and operation of temporary as well as stationary body piercing salons.  The Walton County Health Department investigates complaints concerning body piercing and issues licenses to these individuals and establishments.  For more information contact the Walton County Health Department Environmental Health office at (850) 892-8021 or visit the Department of Health Body Piercing website.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/body-piercing/index.html

 

 

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BEACH WATER QUALITY

Walton County Health Department collects beach water samples along the Coast of Walton County to monitor the quality of the beach water.  Weekly beach water samples are collected from the gulf at seven (7) locations from March 1 to November 1.  These samples are analyzed for enterococci bacteria.  High concentrations of these bacteria may indicate the presence of microorganisms that could cause disease, infections, or rashes

 

Walton County Healthy Beaches

 

 

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BIOMEDICAL WASTE

Description: Any facility that generates, transports, stores, or treats biomedical waste through a process other than incineration is inspected and given a permit for compliance with the Florida Administrative Code.  Escambia County Environmental Health currently permits and inspects biomedical waste facilities in Walton County.  For more information contact the Escambia County Health Department at (850) 595-6700.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/biomedical-waste/index.html

 

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MIGRANT LABOR CAMPS

Description:  This program ensures that sanitation and health standards relating to construction, operation, and maintenance of migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing are followed.  This is accomplished by providing the following services:  Plan review and permitting, pre-inspection and routine inspections, investigations, education, and enforcement of State Laws and Rules.  For more information call the Walton County Health Department Environmental Health office or visit the Department of Health website.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/migrant-farmworker-housing/index.html


 

 

 

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