Other Programs

Bathing Beaches

The Seneca County General Health District has implemented a Bathing Beach regulation which provides for the monitoring of waters for bacterial contamination, identifying criteria for water assessment, and a method of tracking illness and a method of notifying public agencies and the public on the conditions of the public beaches.

What is a Public Beach?

A public or semi-public bathing area is defined as any bathing area, other than a private residential bathing area intended to be used collectively by people for sunning or bathing. A bathing area is defined as any public or semi -public quarries, ponds, gravel pits, lakes, barrows pits, damned streams, streams, rivers and other similar bodies of water man made or natural. Bathing areas do exclude swimming pools, spas, wading pools, and other pools covered by the state regulation and private bathing areas.

Body Art

Body art in Ohio is regulated under the authority of Chapter 3730.01 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

These rules and regulations have been established to protect the public health of the community. Body Art procedures present opportunities for the transmission of blood-borne pathogens and bacterial infections. Our role in ensuring the safety of the public is to routinely conduct comprehensive inspections of Body Art facilities paying particular attention to record-keeping, sanitation requirements, and overall maintenance of the facility.

Department Info

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6321


Environmental Health Division

Seneca County General Health District

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

School Building Inspections

School buildings with grades K-12 are inspected by the Seneca County General Health District twice a year. If you are a school and would like additional information regarding a school inspection or would like to schedule your building inspection, please call (419) 447-3691 ext. 321

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71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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