Garrett County Health Department
Food Protection Program
A temporary food service facility is one operating for no more than 14 days at a fixed location in conjunction with a fair, carnival, or similar gathering.
A food service permit application should be completed as far in advance of the event as possible and submitted to Environmental Health Services of the Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550. A fee of $30.00 must be submitted with the application. The application should provide the name and daytime phone number of a person that Environmental Health Services can contact. The facility must be inspected prior to the permit being issued.
IMPORTANT: Garrett County experienced 5 confirmed cases of rabies in 2016, a total of 335 confirmed cases in Maryland for 2016. Protect your pets and your family from the threat of this disease by vaccinating your dogs, cats and ferrets.
Low cost rabies clinics will begin in May. Dates and locations to come.
Construction of Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
Before construction of a dwelling may begin or a mobile home may be moved on to any property in Garrett County, a permit to install a sewage disposal system must be obtained from ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
Designing and installing a sewage disposal system depends on several factors, such as slope of land, percolation rate, size of dwelling, soil characteristics and actual size of the proposed system.