Onsite Wastewater Systems
Onsite wastewater systems are privately owned personal sewer systems that are installed on private land to serve individual homes and businesses in areas where public sewer is not available. A permit and plan design approval is required.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: Southeast Utah Health Department will no longer design onsite wastewater (septic) systems beginning January 1, 2022.
(Permit and inspection still required)
Regular food service inspections are required during which licensed inspectors work with food service establishments and the individuals who work in the food service industry in an effort to protect the patrons they serve from the transmission of food borne illnesses.
All Individuals that work in food establishments that handle the food being served must obtain a Utah Food Handler Permit. Permits are obtained after successfully completing an in-person or on-line state approved training course. All food service establishments must acquire a permit from SEUHD and adhere to all applicable rules.
All persons working in a food establishment must complete a food handler course.
All food establishments must have a minimum of one Food Safety Manager, who must register with the local health department.
Please click here to register your Food Safety Manager certification.
A list of approved food safety manager courses can be found here.
Application for permanent food service establishments can be found here.
Think you got sick from something you ate? Don't let it go unknown. Let us know by answering a few questions and reporting it.
To report a foodborne illness please go here.**
**The information you report through this website is safe, secure, and confidential!
Your report is automatically sent to the appropriate Local Health Department, and only authorized Utah Department of Health and Local Health Department representatives can access it. Information you provide will not be shared with restaurants or any other third parties.
The Southeast Utah Health Department Water Lab is located at the Price office and is operated by SEUHD staff. The lab provides water testing services to private well owners, public drinking water systems, public swimming pools and recreational water bodies.
All water systems serving more than 25 people, more than 60 days out of the year, or those having 8 or more connections are required to register with the Utah Division of Drinking Water and adhere to all applicable rules.
All swimming pools or spas serving 4 or more units are considered public swimming pools and must acquire a permit from SEUHD and adhere to all applicable rules.
Application for public pools permit can be found here.
Body art includes tattoo, permanent makeup, microblading and body piercing facilities. These facilities require a permit as well as routine inspection by health department staff. All body artist must complete an approved blood borne pathogen course and must register with the health department.
Application for body art facilities can be found here.
All tanning facilities are required to obtain a permit from SEUHD in addition to their county/city business license.
Application for tanning facilities can be found here.
Open burning is a source of air pollution that is regulated by the Division of Air Quality (DAQ). There are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities to help minimize emissions and ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are met. Recent modifications to these rules change the open burn periods and include a statewide requirement to obtain a permit from the local county or municipal fire authority prior to burning.
To see your local burn requirements and to apply please go to the following sites: