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Programs & Services
Environmental Services - Portage County Health Department
Loyd Groves, B.S., R.S., Environmental Director
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Homeowner’s Checklist for Planning and Building a Home in Portage County’s Townships and Villages.
Visit the Applications & Forms page for the Homeowner’s Checklist for Planning and Building a Home in Portage County’s Townships and Villages. Please contact the cities of Aurora and Streetsboro for specific instructions for these subdivisions.
A permit is required anytime you alter your existing private water system (well or other water source), or when installing a new private water system. This is a multi-part ncr form that can be obtained at the Health Department.
Homeowners procedures for disinfection of well: Disinfection Procedures for Drinking Water Wells.pdf
The Health Department will perform a pre-sale inspection of a water and a sewage system upon request. This is a pre-paid service. Payment must accompany the form for inspection to be scheduled. Call the Health Department for current fee. This form must be filled out before a pre-sale inspection can be done. Home Sale Well & Septic Info Sheet
Semipublic Waste Water Treatment System
For information contact Richard Lashley at 330-296-9919 ext. 120.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WELL CONTRACTORS: Ohio Department of Health - Contractor Activy Staus Report
Nuisance Complaint Report Form to be filled out
when making a complaint involving residential sewage, animal,
garbage, or other concerns; or when making a complaint involving
environmental concerns at a licensed operation, such as a
hotel/motel, manufactured home park, campground, swimming pool, etc.
(Food Service and Food Establishment complaints should be submitted
on the FSO/RFE Complaint Report Form).
The Portage County Health Department’s solid waste inspector is responsible for conducting inspections of closed landfills, transfer stations, solid waste haulers, construction and demolition debris sites, infectious waste treatment facilities, large generators of infectious waste, scrap tire generators, and compost facilities. Additionally, the solid waste inspector investigates nuisance complaints received including those regarding these sites.
The Portage County Solid Waste Program annually licenses new and operating facilities. License applications and registration forms are available at the Portage County Health Department. For additional information, please contact the solid waste inspector.
A clean hard fill permit is needed for any person
responsible for causing clean hard fill to be used in legitimate
fill operations for construction purposes or to bring the site up to
a consistent grade, on a site other than the site of generation. The
person shall provide a written “Notice of Intent to Fill” to each
licensing authority where the clean hard fill is to be placed.