Other Environmental Health Information

Animal bites

The Wood County Health Department is required to investigate bites for all reported dog, cat, ferret, or any other animal that is commonly known to transmit rabies. The animal’s owner will be notified of quarantine requirements. After quarantine, a veterinarian must examine the animal to determine good health and update its rabies vaccination.

If the bite involves a wild or stray animal, the animal may be euthanized and inspected by the Ohio Department of Health for rabies.

To report a bite, complete the Animal Bite Reporting Form.

Body Art:

Germs can easily be spread from person to person, especially when you are getting a tattoo or piercing. The Body Art Program inspects and licenses body art facilities in Wood County and regulates the operations of the body artists in order to protect their customers and the general public, according to Chapter 3701-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code. The program also assists new business owners in planning their body art operation to ensure that they meet necessary standards.

Operating a Body Art Business

Any person who intends to operate a tattoo or body piercing business in Wood County must contact the Wood CountyHealth Department. Plans must be submitted for approval in advance of the application for a license for review. An application for a permanent license must be submitted at least 30 days before the anticipated opening date.

Smoke - Free Ohio

Effective December 7, 2006, Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 3794 prohibits all forms of tobacco smoke from entering public places and places of employment. It is the health department’s duty to respond to complaints and to enforce the regulations provided in ORC Chapter 3794 and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3701-52. Any member of the public may submit a report of violation to the Ohio Department of Health or designee. To report violations, please call 866-559-OHIO (6446).

Housing Code

Click Here for Safety and Sanitation Regulations for Structures and Vacant Lots.