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Save time! Apply for your environmental health permit and upload all required documents online using the online permit application. 

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Body Art

Permits are required for body artists (tattooists and body piercers) and body art studios. 

Types of Permits

Applies to Tattooists and Body Piercers

Required Documents: 
Required documents must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the intended date of operation.

  • Completed paper renewal application with signatures of the applicant and the studio owner of a permitted facility or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Course Certificate – in class or online course – yearly
  • CPR/First Aid Course Certificates, including Skills Session– every 2 years
  • Skin Course Certificate – Save Each Life – Class held in Massachusetts, other course approvable by Schenectady County Public Health 
  • Evidence of experience – at least 1 year with documentation from another county or previous employer(s)
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Two (2) 2"x2" passport photos with the following requirements:
    • In color, white background 
    • Full front face, both ears, eyes open, neutral facial expression, normal street attire
    • No teeth, mouth closed
    • No hats or headgear
    • No unusual facial expressions
    • No head tilting
    • No snapshots, mobile phone photos, or photo alterations of any kind
    • No shadows
      OR
    • Two copies of a driver's license photo taken within 3 years
  • Permit Fee $185

 

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Body Artist/Piercer Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Paper Application

Applies Tattooists and Body Piercers

Required Documents: 
Required documents must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the intended date of operation.

  • Completed paper application with signatures of the applicant and the studio owner of a permitted facility or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Course Certificate – in class or online course – yearly
  • CPR/First Aid Course Certificates, including Skills Session– every 2 years
  • Skin Course Certificate – Save Each Life – Class held in Massachusetts, other course approvable by Schenectady County Public Health 
  • Evidence of experience – at least 1 year with documentation from another county or previous employer(s)
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Two (2) 2"x2" passport photos with the following requirements:
    • In color, white background 
    • Full front face, both ears, eyes open, neutral facial expression, normal street attire
    • No teeth, mouth closed
    • No hats or headgear
    • No unusual facial expressions
    • No head tilting
    • No snapshots, mobile phone photos, or photo alterations of any kind
    • No shadows
      OR
    • Two copies of a driver's license photo taken within 3 years
  • Permit Fee $185
  • Floor plan required for new facilities not yet permitted in Schenectady County. To scale drawing must be submitted for review and approval 30 days prior to intended date of operation along with a Plan Review Fee of $150.

 

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Body Artist/Piercer Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

 

Applies to Tattooists and Body Piercers

The Schenectady County Sanitary Code Body Art Tattoo/Body Piercing Regulations effective October 12, 2021, allows body art practitioners to obtain a temporary permit to perform tattooing and body piercing within Schenectady County at one event lasting 14 days or less.

Required Documents: 
Required documents must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the intended date of operation.

  • Completed paper application with signatures of the applicant and the event organizer or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Course Certificate – in class or online course 
  • CPR/First Aid Course Certificates – in class 
  • Skin Course Certificate – Save Each Life – Class held in Massachusetts
  • Listing of experience
    • Permanent place of employment including studio name and address, studio owner's name and phone number
    • Number of years as an artist or body art permit or license issued under the jurisdiction of another political subdivision, state, or nation.
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Two (2) 2"x2" passport photos with the following requirements:
    • In color, white background 
    • Full front face, both ears, eyes open, neutral facial expression, normal street attire
    • No teeth, mouth closed
    • No hats or headgear
    • No unusual facial expressions
    • No head tilting
    • No snapshots, mobile phone photos, or photo alterations of any kind
    • No shadows
      OR
    • Two copies of a driver's license photo taken within 3 years
  • Temporary permit fee of $100.  The fee is waived for the body artists holding a valid Body Artist permit issued by Schenectady County Environmental Health Division.

 

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Body Artist/Piercer Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Documents
Required documents must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the intended date of operation.

  • Completed paper renewal application signed and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • A copy of legal DBA (Doing Business As)
  • To scale Floor Plan submission at least 30 days before construction with a plan review fee of $150.
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Medical Waste Tracking Forms and Medical Waste Company Information
  • Establishments with an autoclave: Name, make, model, and serial number of the autoclave
  • Permit Fee $200

 

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Body Art Studio Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Documents
Required documents must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the intended date of operation.

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Completed Plan Review Fees Form, signed, and dated or filled out online through Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Blood Borne Pathogen, CPR, and First Aid Certification Certificates
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Medical Waste Tracking Forms and Medical Waste Company Information
  • Establishments with an autoclave: Name, make, model, and serial number of the autoclave
  • To scale Floor Plan submission at least 30 days prior to construction with a plan review fee of $150 
  • Permit Fee $200

First Submit A Plan Review 

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Plan Review Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Submit Plan Review    Apply Online Now

  1. Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal
  2. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  3. Select Body Art Studio Permit Application.
  4. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  5. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Paper Application

Download Paper Plan Review Form

 

Campgrounds

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status]
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

Additional Required Documents: Food Service

  • If your operation includes food service and you are not making any renovations in the kitchen (including changing equipment): A copy of a valid Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Training certificate, ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate, or similar food sanitation course acceptable to the Schenectady County Environmental Health Division. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • If your operation includes food service and you are making renovations in the kitchen, including adding, removing, or changing equipment, you must go through the Food Service Plan Review Process.

Additional Required Documents: Swimming Pool or Spa

  • Review your swimming pool safety plan. If your safety plan is up to date, submit a letter attesting to the fact that you have reviewed your plan, no changes have been made and you continue to operate under the plan that is on file.  If changes have been made, please upload a new plan. Our office will hold you responsible for operating under the Safety Plan that is on file with our office. View Safety Plan Template.
  • Required certifications for your pool's level of supervision.

Additional Required Documents: Bathing Beach

  • Review your bathing beach safety plan. If your safety plan is up to date, submit a letter attesting to the fact that you have reviewed your plan, no changes have been made and you continue to operate under the plan that is on file.  If changes have been made, submit a new plan. Our office will hold you responsible for operating under the Safety Plan that is on file with our office. View Safety Plan Template 
  • Required certifications

 

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Campground Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Have you contacted Schenectady County Environmental Health Division and received approval to continue the application process? Please contact our office at (518) 386-2818 or PublicHealth@SchenectadyCountyny.gov.

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status]
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for establishment owned by a private owner(s).
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for facilities owned by a corporation or LLC. 

Additional Required Documents: Food Service

  • If your operation includes food service and you are not making any renovations in the kitchen (including changing equipment): A copy of a valid Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Training certificate, ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate, or similar food sanitation course acceptable to the Schenectady County Environmental Health Division. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • If your operation includes food service and you are making renovations in the kitchen, including adding, removing, or changing equipment, you must go through the Food Service Plan Review Process.

Additional Required Documents: Swimming Pool or Spa

Additional Required Documents: Bathing Beach

 

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Campground Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Children's Camps

 

Required Documents: 

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status]
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Children's Camp Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Food Services Establishments

Types of Permits

Is the Food Service Establishment currently open?
Yes No
Are you making any significant changes to the facility including changing out equipment or any construction affecting the kitchen/food preparation/food storage areas?  Has the food establishment been closed for more than 6 months?
Yes No Yes/Not Sure No

You must complete the Plan Review and Application Process. 

Complete the New/Modified Food Services Establishment Permit Application. 

Complete the Change of Ownership Permit Application.  Complete the New/Modified Food Services Establishment Permit Application. Are you making any significant changes to the facility including changing out equipment or any construction affecting the kitchen/food preparation/food storage areas?
  Yes No
 

You must complete the Plan Review and Application Process. 

Complete the New/Modified Food Services Establishment Permit Application. 

Complete the Change of Ownership Permit Application. 

Required Documents:

  • Plan Review Documents- Must be submitted prior to construction or as a first step in the application process for establishments that have been closed for more than 6 months.
    • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
    • Fee as listed in the Plan Review Fee Schedule. 
    • Plan Review items listed below. Please see the Restaurant Proposal Guide for details:
      • Floor Plan with Title Block
      • Specification List of Food Service Equipment
      • Finish Schedule
      • Ventilation Schedule
      • Plumbing Schedule
      • Description of Operatiom:
        • Number of seats
        • Estimated number of meals per day
        • Approximate number of employees
        • Menu
        • Method of food service- single service articles or multi-use tableware
        • Method of garbage storage and disposal
        • Method of insect and rodent control

Application Packet- to be submitted once the approval letter has been received

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee based on the seating capacity or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • Menu
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for a food service establishment owned by a private owner(s)
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for food service facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.

First Submit A Plan Review 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Plan Review Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Then complete the application 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select New/Modified Food Service Establishment Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Plan Review Application        Download Printable Application

 

Food Establishment Permits are not transferable between owners. Any time a change of ownership occurs, even if there is just a change of the name of the corporation or LLC, the new owners must obtain a new permit to operate. The Legal operator must match the one printed on the permit. 

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee based on the seating capacity or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • Menu
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for a food service establishment owned by a private owner(s)
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for food service facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.
  • A signed, dated letter stating your intent to take over the food service establishment “making no structural changes, including adding, removing, or changing out equipment.” Include the establishment’s former name, new name, address, and new owner’s signature

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Food Service Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

If you have made any significant changes to your facility including changing out equipment or any construction affecting the kitchen/food preparation/food storage areas since your last application, you must go through the Plan Review Process. Please see New/Modified Food Services Establishments.

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee based on the seating capacity or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Food Service Establishment Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee based on the seating capacity or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • Use of Commissary/Shared Kitchen Agreement Verification
  • A copy of the Commissary’s current permit/license and most recent inspection if it is not licensed by Schenectady County Environmental Health Division.
  • Menu
  • List of events (including dates, hours, locations)
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for a food service operation run by a private owner(s)
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for food service operation run by a corporation or LLC.

     

    Apply Online

    Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

    1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
    2. Select Catering Operation Permit Application.
    3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

    Apply Online Now

    Apply In Person or by Mail

    Mail to or drop off at:

    Schenectady County Public Health Services
    Environmental Health Division
    107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
    Schenectady, NY 12308

    Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application       Download Printable Commissary Kitchen Verification

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee based on the seating capacity or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • A copy of the Commissary’s current permit/license and most recent inspection if it is not licensed by Schenectady County Environmental Health Division.
  • Use of Commissary/Shared Kitchen Agreement Verification.
  • Menu
  • List of events (including dates, hours, locations

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Catering Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application          Download Printable Commissary Kitchen Verification

Temporary Food Service

Types of Permits

You need a permit if you are preparing, handling, or serving food for the public. A Temporary Food Service is any operation where food is prepared and served to the public at a single event or celebration. A temporary food permit is meant for events with lower-risk foods that require minimal preparation or storage.   Learn More

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Use of Commissary/Shared Kitchen Agreement Verification if applicable. A commissary is a rentable permitted commercial kitchen that adheres to local health and safety regulations where food service operators can prepare, and store food intended for consumption at another location. A commissary is where mobile units or pushcarts are serviced, cleaned, supplied, and maintained, and where the equipment, utensils, and facilities are serviced, cleaned, and sanitized
  • A copy of the Commissary’s current permit/license and most recent inspection if it is not licensed by Schenectady County Environmental Health Division.
  • Menu
  • Payment or proof of exemption as listed below:
    • Payment of $90 per vendor. Make a check payable to Schenectady County. Cash will be accepted if you apply in person.
    • If fee exempt, submit proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status]
    • If you are applying to participate at a charitable event and you are donating your profits to the charitable event/organization, you may request to have your fee waived by submitting an attestation indicating the charitable event and listing the charitable organization you are donating your profits to. The event organizer must also submit an attestation to our office.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Temporary Food Service Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application          Download Printable Commissary Kitchen Verification

Mobile Food Service (Trucks, Trailers, or Push Carts)

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

Plan Review Checklist:

  • Submit plans at least 30 days prior to construction, renovation, or initial operation
  • Plan Review Fee Schedule completed and signed with contact information. Link to updated Plan Review Fee Schedule
  • Applicable plan review fee. Checks should be made payable to Schenectady County. Link to updated Plan Review Fee Schedule
  • All applicable motor vehicle, building, fire department, electrical and plumbing permits must be secured and satisfied before issuance of a permit from this office.
  • Photos of the unit if already built, inside and outside
  • Floor plan of mobile unit
    • All plans must be drawn to scale (minimum ¼ inch = 1 ft.)
    • Location of prefabricated and custom-built equipment
    • Include title block
  • Specification list of food service equipment
    • All equipment must be NSF approved or equivalent (commercial type equipment)
  • Finish schedule- listing materials used to finish the floor, base, walls, and ceiling
  • Ventilation schedule- listing method of ventilation
  • Plumbing schedule- listing or showing the location of hot and cold-water lines, vented drain lines, sewage lines, the source of the water supply, and the method of sewage disposal
  • Description of operation:
    • Estimated number of meals per day
    • Approximate number of employees
    • Menu
    • Method of garbage storage and disposal
    • Method of insect and rodent control
  • Enough hot and cold food storage based on menu items
  • Storage for toxic chemicals and vehicle maintenance items that is separate from food items
  • Garbage containers separate from food storage
  • Equipment and surfaces must be smooth and easily cleanable
  • A 3 bay sink for ‘wash, rinse, and sanitize’ cleaning method
  • Handwash sink with hot and cold water, soap, and paper towels
  • Food prep sink with indirect drain if foods are not washed at the commissary
  • Drying area for clean equipment and utensils
  • A 40-gallon gravity fed fresh-water storage tank
  • A wastewater tank that is 15% larger than the fresh-water storage tank (46 gallons if fresh-water tank is 40 gallons)
  • Sanitary method of discharging wastewater tank to approved sanitary sewer
  • Sufficient ventilation
  • Permitted commissary to store the mobile unit and use for food preparation, food storage, and equipment cleaning, sanitizing, and drying
  • The following notices/information are required to be posted. More information and other languages are available here:
      • Food Allergen Notice 
        • All menus must include one of the following statements:
          • This statement: "If you have a food allergy, please notify us." OR
          • A statement that informs customers about allergen information for each prepared food item offered on the menu, such as “Allergen information for menu items is available. Ask an employee for details.”
      • Employee Hand Washing Sticker 
      • First Aid for Choking 

Application Checklist:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • Use of Commissary/Shared Kitchen Agreement Verification if applicable. A commissary is a rentable permitted commercial kitchen that adheres to local health and safety regulations where food service operators can prepare, and store food intended for consumption at another location. A commissary is where mobile units or pushcarts are serviced, cleaned, supplied, and maintained, and where the equipment, utensils, and facilities are serviced, cleaned, and sanitized
  • A copy of the Commissary’s current permit/license and most recent inspection if it is not licensed by Schenectady County Environmental Health Division.
  • Menu
  • List of events (including dates, hours, locations)
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for a food service establishment owned by a private owner(s)
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for food service facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.

Mobile Food Service permits issued are valid from date of approval to December 31st of each year.

Apply Online

First Submit A Plan Review 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Plan Review Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

                  Apply Online Now

Then complete the application 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Mobile Food Service Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Plan Review Application        Download Printable Application

 

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View  the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • At least one person from the food service establishment must possess a valid manager’s level food service training certificate. Schenectady County offers an online training course that is valid until NYS adopts the FDA Food Code. When the new code is adopted, a certificate must be obtained from an ANAB-CFP-accredited provider. Learn more about Schenectady County’s Food Worker’s Certification Course.
  • Use of Commissary/Shared Kitchen Agreement Verification if applicable. A commissary is a rentable permitted commercial kitchen that adheres to local health and safety regulations where food service operators can prepare, and store food intended for consumption at another location. A commissary is where mobile units or pushcarts are serviced, cleaned, supplied, and maintained, and where the equipment, utensils, and facilities are serviced, cleaned, and sanitized
  • A copy of the Commissary’s current permit/license and most recent inspection if it is not licensed by Schenectady County Environmental Health Division.
  • Menu
  • A route list with the locations at which your facility will be vending. Please include name(s) and address(es) of location(s)
  • If you plan to vend food on an event-by-event basis, you must provide a list of events prior to operating

Apply Online

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

    1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
    2. Select Mobile Food Service Permit Application.
    3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Mass Gathering

Types of Permits

A mass gathering is an event likely to attract at least 5,000 people and last for at least 24 hours. 

Please contact our office at (518) 386-2818 or PublicHealth@SchenectadyCountyny.gov.

Migrant Farmworker Housing Facilities

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

      1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
      2. Select Migrant Farmworker Housing Permit Application.
      3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
      4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Mobile Home Parks

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

Yearly permits issued are valid from the date of approval to June 30th of each year.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

      1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
      2. Select Mobile Home Park Permit Application.
      3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
      4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for an establishment owned by a private owner(s)
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.

Yearly permits issued are valid from the date of approval to June 30th of each year.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

    1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
    2. Select Mobile Home Park Permit Application.
    3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Swimming Pools

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Review your swimming pool safety plan. If your safety plan is up to date, submit a letter attesting to the fact that you have reviewed your plan, no changes have been made and you continue to operate under the plan that is on file.  If changes have been made, please upload a new plan. Our office will hold you responsible for operating under the Safety Plan that is on file with our office. View Safety Plan Template
  • Required certifications for your pool's level of supervision

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

      1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
      2. Select Swimming Pool Permit Application.
      3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
      4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Swimming pool safety plan. View Safety Plan Template
  • Required certifications for your pool's level of supervision
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for a swimming pool owned by a private owner(s). 
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for a swimming pool owned by a corporation or LLC.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

    1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
    2. Select Swimming Pool Permit Application.
    3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Plan Review documents (must be submitted prior to construction).

  • Completed Plan Review Fee Schedule, signed, and dated or Plan Review Application filled out online through Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Fee as listed in the Plan Review Fee Schedule.  
  • Swimming pool plans
  • A list of equipment, including specification sheets

Application Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • Swimming pool safety plan. View Safety Plan Template
  • Required certifications for your pool's level of supervision
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for a swimming pool owned by a private owner(s). 
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for a swimming pool owned by a corporation or LLC.

Apply Online

First Submit A Plan Review 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Plan Review Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

                  Apply Online Now

Then complete the application 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Swimming Pool Permit Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

 

 

 

 

Temporary Residences (Hotels/Motels)

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • If your operation offers food service:
  • If you have a swimming pool/spa:
    • Review your swimming pool safety plan. If your safety plan is up to date, submit a letter attesting to the fact that you have reviewed your plan, no changes have been made and you continue to operate under the plan that is on file.  If changes have been made, please upload a new plan. Our office will hold you responsible for operating under the Safety Plan that is on file with our office. View Safety Plan Template.
    • Required certifications for your pool's level of supervision.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

      1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
      2. Select Temporary Residence Permit Application.
      3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
      4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • If your operation includes food service and you are not making any renovations in the kitchen (including changing equipment):
  • If you are making renovations in the kitchen (including changing equipment), you must go through the Food Service Establishment Plan Review Process.  Learn more about the Food Service Plan Review Process
  • If you have a swimming pool/spa:
  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for an establishment owned by a private owner(s) 
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

    1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
    2. Select Temporary Residence Permit Application.
    3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Water Supplies

Types of Permits

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

      1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
      2. Select Non-Community Water Supply Permit.
      3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
      4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

 

Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for an establishment owned by a private owner(s) 
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.
  • Additional documents might be needed if the water system has not been operating for an extended period of time or changes are being made

Apply Online

Complete the application online using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

    1. Create an account or log in with an existing account.
    2. Select Non-Community Water Supply Permit.
    3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
    4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Application

Required Plan Review documents

  • Completed Plan Review Fee Schedule, signed, and dated or Plan Review Application filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal.
  • Appropriate fee as listed in the Plan Review Fee Schedule.
  • A completed Chlorination System application or Ultraviolet System Application.
  • Site plan of the property (showing well, septic, building location, and property lines).
  • Septic System details
  • Well log (available from well driller)
  • Well pump test data (available from PE)
  • Water quality test results (See Sample Requirements for New Public Water System Well)
  • Schematic of water system and proposed treatment
  • Manufacturer’s specifications of proposed equipment

Application Required Documents:

  • Completed paper application, signed, and dated or filled out online through the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal. 
  • Appropriate fee or proof of exemption from payment [NYS form ST-119.1 and IRS letter granting 501 (c)(3) non-profit status].
  • A completed Chlorination System Application or Ultraviolet System Application.
  • Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form C-105.2
    • Form U-26.3
    • Form SI-12
    • Form GSI-105.2
  • Proof of Disability Insurance (submit one from the list):
    • Form DB-120.1
    • Form DB-155

Contact your insurance agent for the proper form. If you do not maintain Workers Compensation Insurance and/or Disability Insurance Coverage, upload CE-200 Attestation of Exemption Certificate, signed and dated. View the Help Guide for Businesses or Help Guide for Not-For-Profit Organizations for instructions on how to obtain it.

  • A copy of a legal DBA (doing business as) must be submitted for an establishment owned by a private owner(s) 
  • Copies of corporation papers with a listing of the corporation officers must be submitted for facilities owned by a corporation or LLC.

Non-community water permits issued are valid from the date of approval to December 31st of each year.

Apply Online

First Submit A Plan Review 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Plan Review Application.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

                  Apply Online Now

Then complete the application 

Complete the application using the Schenectady County Citizen Engagement Portal

  1. Create an account for Schenectady County or log in with an existing account.
  2. Select Non-Community Water Supply Permit.
  3. Complete the online application and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay by debit, credit card, or e-check.

Apply Online Now

Apply In Person or by Mail

Mail to or drop off at:

Schenectady County Public Health Services
Environmental Health Division
107 Nott Terrance, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY 12308

Make checks payable to the County of Schenectady. Partial Payments are not accepted.

Download Printable Plan Review Application        Download Printable Application