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  • The North Georgia Health District office and Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will be closed Friday, July 3rd in celebration of Independence Day on the following day. . . Have a Safe, Healthy and Happy 4th of July!

     
  • North Georgia Health District office employees and district level services recently moved from Bry-man's Plaza North to three office buildings off Chattanooga Road near the North Dalton Bypass.

    • The main district administrative office is located at 1710 Whitehouse Court in Dalton, and the main phone number is (706) 529-5757.
    • District Women’s, Infant and Children (WIC) is at 1620 Hickory Street, and the district WIC phone number is (706) 529-5742.
    • Children with Special Needs programs, including Children 1st, Babies Can’t Wait and Children’s Medical Services, are at 1622 Hickory Street, and that phone number is (706) 529-5763.

Gilmer County Environmental Health

Environmental Health documents may be found below. If you need additional information or have questions and/or concerns please feel free to contact us. All documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader.


Service/Inspection Fees


Food Service Establishments

♦ State of Georgia Food Service Information (external link)
♦ Food Service Regulations (external link)
♦ Georgia Department of Public Health Food Service Program (external link)
♦ Food Service Inspections Online (external link) 
♦ Well Water Information (if not on public water system) (external link)
♦ Non-Profit Food Events Food Safety Brochure (external link)
♦ Accredited Food Safety Courses (external link)
♦ Water Service Interruption Brochure (boil water notice) (external link)
♦ Additional Food Safety Links (external link)

 

APPLE FESTIVAL IMPORTANT NOTICE: All Apple Festival temporary food service applications for Fall 2015 must be submitted no later than September 28, 2015!


Rabies Exposure

♦ Georgia Department of Public Health Rabies Website (external link)
♦ Georgia Rabies Control Manual (external link)
♦ Centers for Disease Control (external link)
♦ Georgia Poison Control Center [staffed 24/7 to answer your questions about rabies] (external link)


On-Site Sewage Management (OSSMS)

♦ VIDEO: Understanding Your Septic System(external link)
♦ Septic System Additives (external link)
♦ VIDEO: The Septic System Challenge (external link) 
♦ SOIL CLASSIFIERS LIST (external link)
♦ SEPTIC SYSTEM INSTALLERS LIST (external link)
♦ SEPTIC TANK PUMPERS LIST (external link)
♦ STATE MANUAL FOR ON-SITE SEWAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS(external link)
On-Site Sewage Systems Manual (external link)
 State of Georgia Land Use information (external link)
 Uncover Tank Instructions (external link)

-          STUDY GUIDES FOR CONTRACTORS AND INSTALLERS  
♦ Education and Training (external link) 
♦ Portable Sanitation (external link)
♦ Residential Systems (external link)
♦ Commercial Systems (external link)
♦ Septic Tank Pumpers (external link)
♦ Verification of Residency Form (external link)

TO ARRANGE TESTING FOR STATE CERTIFICATION IN ONE OR MORE OF THESE AREAS, CONTACT THE DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR AT 706-272-2342, Ext. 312.  TESTING IS GIVEN MONTHLY.


Public Swimming Pools and Spas

♦ State Rules and Regulations (external link) 
♦ Pool Operator Training Courses (external link)
♦ Construction Application (external link)
♦ Fecal Incident Chart (external link)
♦ Operation Application (external link)
♦ CDC’s Healthy Swimming Website (external link)
♦ CDC’s Public Information on Swimming (external link)
♦ Hidden Pool Dangers and the Virginia Graham Baker Act (external link)
♦ U.S. Consumer Protection Agency and Pool Safety (external link)
♦ State of Georgia Pool information (external link)


Tourist Accommodations

♦ Rules and Regulations for Tourist Accommodations (external link)
♦ Application (external link)
♦ Gas-Fired Heating Inspection Form (external link)
♦ Plan Review Instructions for Proposed Facilities (external link)
♦ Plan Review Checklist (external link)
♦ Find Inspection Reports of Tourist Accommodations (external link)
♦ Verification of Residency Form (external link)
♦ Well Water Information (if not on public water system) (external link)
♦ BEDBUGS (external link)
♦ Infestations (external link) 
♦ CDC Frequently asked questions about bedbugs (external link)
♦ State of Georgia Tourism information (external link)


Body Art Studios & Tattoo/Body Piercing Artists

♦ Verification of Residency Form (external link)
♦ CDC Body Art Information (external link)

Miscellaneous Environmental Health Information

♦ CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health
♦ Childhood Lead Poisoning
♦ Indoor Air Quality
♦ Tanning and Skin Cancer

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