Health Department: Environmental Health Division
Please contact the Main Environmental Office at 203-891-4733 for all environmental (nonmedical) inquiries.
Director of Health - Amir Mohammad, MD, MPH
605A Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
Tel: (203) 891-4752
Assistant Director of Health - Robert Baltimore
Tel: (203) 891-2165
The function of the Orange Health Department is to provide for the protection of health and the promotion of human comfort and well-being of Town residents. To accomplish this task, the department is organized into two basic service areas: 1) the Medical Division, consisting of the Orange Visiting Nurses Association (O.V.N.A.) and the school and public nursing programs, and 2) the Environmental Health Division. The Director of Health oversees the operation of both Divisions.
Town Sanitarian - Brian Slugoski
Tel: (203) 891-4732
Assistant Sanitarian - Lori Romick
Tel: (203) 891-4719
The function of the Environmental Health Division is to control, promote and maintain proper sanitary and environmental conditions within the Town. Such a program is carried out by the administration and enforcement of the Public Health Code and Town Ordinances as they relate to environmental sanitation.
The Environmental Health Division has three staff persons to carry out its daily activities. The Secretary assists in answering general questions from the public, retrieving and providing information and performing all clerical duties of the office. The Sanitarians perform various investigations and inspections which involve testing, monitoring, sampling and issuing orders for abatement of Code violations. The Sanitarians also consult engineers, contractors and Town officials to ensure Code compliance and proper environmental procedures.
Highlights of areas of responsibility
Sewage Disposal and Building
Investigate failed septic systems and develop solutions for their repair.
Perform soil tests for the design of new septic systems, for planning subdivisions of land and for feasibility of building additions.
Review and approve design plans for septic systems prepared by installers and engineers.
Consult with homeowners and contractors; review and approve proposed building additions.
Issue permits to drill private water supply wells.
Review and approve laboratory reports and analysis of well water for drinking purposes.
Issue permits to construct and install septic systems.
Inspect food service facilities including grocery stores, restaurants, delis, fairs, carnivals and institutional kitchens.
Provide information and instruction as it relates to environmental and sanitary conditions for the preparation, handling and serving of potentially hazardous food and drink.
Review and approve floor plans for food service establishments prepared by architects and contractors.
Issue licenses for food service facilities.
Investigate all types of environmental health nuisances and complaints that arise from rodent and insect infestations, accumulations of trash and garbage, institutional sanitation and safety, public bathing areas, potable water and private water supply, open space and wetland areas.
Provide information and instructions related to environmental and sanitary conditions.
Inspect Day Care Centers and institutions.
Click here for online permits (compatible with Chrome/Firefox only).
- Printable Application for Food Establishment License
- Printable Application for Subdivision of Land
- Printable Application for Permit to Construct or Repair a Sewage Disposal System
- Compliance Guide for Temporary Food Service
- Temporary Food Service Review Form
|PERMIT & LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE: EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2012|
|SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM (SSDS) PERMITS|
|Industrial & Commercial|
|0 - 2,000 GPD||$300.00|
|2,000 - 5,000 GPD||$400.00|
|SSDS > 5,000 GPD inspection fee, only||$300.00|
|Engineering plan review||$ 50.00|
|Building Addition (B100a) soil tests||$ 50.00|
|Per lot testing||$100.00|
|Site plan review||$ 75.00|
|FOOD SERVICE LICENSES|
|Application fee||$ 10.00|
|Reinspection fee||$ 75.00|
|Floor plan review fee||$100.00|
|• Restaurants, Classification|
|Class I||$ 75.00|
|• Caterers & Vendors||$100.00|
|• Temporary Food Service|
|For profit||$ 50.00|
|Not for profit||$ 10.00|
|• Food Handling Establishments|
|2,000 SF or less||$150.00|
|2,001 SF and greater||$250.00|
|Daycare/Private Schools||$ 75.00|
|Massage Establishments||$ 50.00|
|Beauty Parlors/Nail Salons/Barber Shops||$ 50.00|