Environmental Health Program

The Jefferson County Health Department works in partnership with the City of Watertown Department of Public Health for Environmental Health Services through the Jefferson County Environmental Health Consortium.

Environmental Health Specialists provide community outreach and education on environmental health problems.

As agents for the State Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Sanitarians and Environmental Health Specialists from the Consortium inspect and issue a license for all retail food establishments, including restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, public swimming pools, 
hotels, motels, campgrounds and tattoo establishments.

License application Codes for Licensed Establishments Carbon Monoxide Information

Facilities must be inspected and licensed before operating.
Below are the links to the Administrative Rules for licensing.

Hotels, Motels & Tourist Rooming Houses (ATCP 72)

Bed & Breakfast Establishments (ATCP 73)

Retail Food Establishments (ATCP 75)

Safety, Maintenance & Operations of Public Pools & Water Attractions (ATCP 76)

Recreational & Educational Camps (ATCP 78)

Campgrounds (ATCP 79)

Tattooing & Body Piercing (SPS 221)

Temporary Food Application

Link to DATCP "Food Scoop" Bulletin regarding Mobil and Temporary Restaurants

I belong to a nonprofit organization and we are planning on selling hot dogs at a band concert.
Does the nonprofit organization need a license/permit?

Nonprofit organizations that prepare, serve, or sell meals up to 3 days,
or retail foods up to 12 days during any 12 – month period are exempt from licensing.

New Fee Schedule for Licensed Facilities

Letter to Operators Regarding Fees and Reinspection Fees

Any questions or complaints should be directed to:

Jefferson County Environmental Health Consortium


Please use the links below for more information on:

Approved Water Test Kits

Fecal Incident Response Report Form

Swimming Pool and Water Attraction Death, Injury and Illness Report Form 



Food Code Food Code Fact Sheets

Food & Restaurant Information Recreational Facilities 
(Campgrounds, Recreational Educational Camps, Lodging, Bed & Breakfasts, 
  Hotels and Motels, Tourist Rooming Houses, Swimming Pools & Water Attractions) 

Tattoo & Body Art Information

Environmental Health Specialists respond to problems affecting the general public such as:


 Human health hazards  Rabies control & animal bites  Flooding
 Lead poisoning  Solid waste  Fires in Licensed Establishments
 Radon and asbestos in buildings  Water pollution  Concerns regarding Licensed
 Trash, garbage and junk  Indoor and outdoor air pollution  Chemical spills
 Rats and other vermin  Housing issues  Natural disasters

Any questions or complaints should be directed to 
Jefferson County Environmental Health Consortium
(920) 262-8094
Holly Hisel hhisel@cityofwatertown.org
Kaylie Wroblewski kwroblewski@cityofwatertown.org