header graphic
Connect with Onondaga County Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On X (Twitter) Watch Us On Youtube


    Like Us On Facebook Our YouTube Channel
    Accredited Health Department
    Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.




    John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
    421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
    Click here for phone directory


    For your convenience, below are links to applications, reporting forms, codes/regulations, and more:


    Animal Disease

    Phone: (315) 435-3165
    Email: AnimalDisease@ongov.net

    Health Care Providers

    All animal bites involving a person must be reported to the Health Department within 72 hours


    Report the bite online using our:


    Law Enforcement and Public Health Law


    Veterinarian Office Forms


    Rabies Shot Clinics

    New York State Public Health Law requires that all puppies and kittens get their first rabies shot at three months of age, a booster shot at one year old, and then again every three years. Ferrets must get a shot every year.


    Food Protection

    Phone (315) 435-6607
    Email:  foodprotection@ongov.net


    Payments for annual permit renewals can now be made online! Effective January 1, 2020 all permit applications for Temporary and Promotional events, including Fee-Waived events, must be submited at least 10 days prior to the first day of operation. Operators who submit an application less than 10 days will be charged a late fee of $30.

    Food Permit Application Packages (pdf):

    New York State Regulations for Food Service Establishments:

    New York State Guidance for Food Service at Community Events:


    Residential Environmental Health 
    Phone: (315) 435-1649

    Mobile Home Parks:


    Septic Systems/Sewers

    Phone: (315) 435-6600







    Temporary Residence and Recreational Facilities

    Phone: (315)435-6617 


    Children's Camps:

    Swimming Pools/Bathing Beaches/Recreational Aquatic Spray Grounds:


    Migrant Farmworker Housing:

    Tanning Facilities:


    Phone: (315) 435-6600




    Monthly Operation Reports for Public Water Systems:

    Operator Certification:


    Plan Review - Water Supply Improvements:


    Plan Review - Backflow Prevention (BFP) Devices:




    To Provide Feedback About the Disability Accessibility of An Onondaga County Department's Website, Click Here to Access the Department's Contact Page

    © 2001-  Onondaga County, New York  All Rights Reserved.   |  Ongov.net  |  Privacy Statement | Directions & Parking | Language or Disability Access Assistance