Environmental & Consumer Health
Environmental health is the status of our physical surroundings, including the air we breathe, the land we use, and the water we drink. The Environmental Health Section protects us from contamination of our food and water, ensures safety where we live, work and play and obtains “Right to Know” data about the potential harm of products used in the community and work place. Inspection, investigation, environmental response and enforcement of environmental health regulations are key to safeguarding the public’s health.
Submit a complaint using the Health Department Complaint Form or the Mosquito Control Complaint Form.
Consumer Health Program
- Retail Food Program
- Food Safety Information
- Campground / Youth Camp Program
- Public Campground Sanitary Code (NJAC 8:22)
- Public Campground Code
- New Jersey Youth Camp Standards
- Youth Camp Checklist for Camp Operators
- Camp First Aid Supply List
- Camp Requirements for Criminal History and Sex Offender Checks
- Inspection Results
- Summer Camp Security Measures - NJDOH
- Prevention and Control of outbreaks in camp settings - NJDOH
- Letter to Youth Camp Operators - NJDOH
- NJDoH Public Safety and Sanitation Program (Camps/Pools/Body Art/Tanning Info)
- Body Art Program (Tattoos / Piercings)
Public Recreational Bathing
- Public Recreational Bathing Code
- Public Recreational Bathing Facilities Pre Operational Checklist
- Public Recreational Bathing Facility Application
- Drain Cover Replacement Form (CB20)
- Fecal Accident Response
- Healthy Swimming Poster
- Hot Tub Safety
- Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety (HR6 Title XIV)
- VGBA Compliance Brochure
- Websites for Public Recreational Bathing
- Inspection Results
Kennels, Pet Shops, Pounds & Shelter Programs
Public Health Nuisance Program
The Burlington County Health Department is delegated by the Health Officer to enforce the NJ Public Health Nuisance Code (1953). Activities include complaint investigations and re-inspections until all violations are abated of alleged nuisance conditions such as, but not limited to: poison ivy, stagnant water, mosquitoes, animal feces, rats, garbage, unsanitary conditions, etc. Other activities include hearings, violation notices and/or court complaints, with possible fines administered by municipal court.
Smoke Free Air Act
On April 15, 2006, the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act” (Act), N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 et seq., took effect.The Act prohibits smoking in an indoor public place or workplace and prohibits smoking in any building or on the grounds of a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, regardless of whether the area is indoors or outdoors.
The Act and the Smoke-Free Air Rules of the Department of Health and Senior Services at N.J.A.C. 8:6 implementing the Act require this establishment to direct a person smoking in violation of the Act to stop smoking.In January, 2010, an amendment was passed, which banned the use of electronic smoking devices - "e-cigarettes" - in indoor public places and workplaces and the sale to people 19 years and younger. The amended law became effective March 13, 2010.
Environmental Health Programs
- Air Pollution
- Burlington County Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Program
- Noise Complaints
- Safe Drinking Water
- Wells and the Private Well Testing Act
- Solid Waste
- Subdivision Review
- Septic and Well Program
The Burlington County Health Department Lead Inspectors / Risk Assessors conduct childhood lead poisoning investigations alongside public health nurses to determine contributing factors to the lead poisoning in children ages 0-72 months within and around residential properties. If you are concerned over your child's exposure to lead, contact your local pediatrician and have him or her tested.
- Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement Code New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 5:17
- New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Lead-Safe Program