Health Department Permits & Applications: Bethlehem, Connecticut (CT)

The mission of the Bethlehem Health Department is to prevent disease, maintain a healthy environment and promote community health for the citizens of the Town of Bethlehem. The Department of Health is responsible for protecting the health of the public including but not limited to: reviewing and approving septic and well installation and repairs, reviewing and approving improvements and additions that may impact the septic and/or well, inspecting restaurants. It shall be noted that the Bethlehem Department of Health is a part of the Torrington Area Health District and all communication and permits are through the Torrington Area Health District.

Below please find various application forms for activities which the Town of Bethlehem Health Department oversees. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a Health Department permit, please do not hesitate to contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we may assist you. We also offer full service land use permitting where we handle the entire permitting process from beginning to end.

Bethlehem Health Department Food Service Establishment Process
This page is dedicated to Food Service Establishments and the requirements of the Town of Bethlehem as it relates to food service establishments.

Bethlehem Health Department Fee Schedule
This document details all associated fees as part of the permit process administered by the Torrington Area Health District.

Bethlehem Health Department Request for Information on Property
This document must be filled out by anyone looking for septic system, soils testing and well information as it relates to a property.

Bethlehem Health Department Request for Soils Testing
This document is filled out by the applicant to request soils testing as the first step in obtaining approval to construct a septic system.

Bethlehem Health Department Application for Building Addition or Conversion
This document is required by the Bethlehem Health Department when any building addition or conversion is proposed. The Health department will review their existing files to see if any additional soils testing is required to confirm that a reserve area for the septic system will still exist on the property if an addition is constructed. See below for B100a process.

Bethlehem Health Department Application for New Septic System Plan Approval
This document is required by the Bethlehem Health Department when a new septic system is proposed in the Town of Bethlehem. Prior to applying for approval, soils testing must be completed along with a complete septic system design. Contact us today at (860) 354-9346 today so that we may assist you with the design of your new septic system. We specialize in repairs as well. This form is only for plan approval. You must also apply for a Permit to Construct.

Bethlehem Health Department Application for Septic System Repair
This document is required by the Bethlehem Health Department when an existing septic system is failed and needs to be repaired.

Bethlehem Health Department Plan Review Application for Subdivision
This form must be filled out and submitted if you are proposing a subdivision or resubdivision. This document also provides instruction as it relates to the process. The Sanitarian will review the plans to ensure that all applicable requirements with regards to the placement of the proposed wells and primary and reserve septic areas are in accordance with the State of Connecticut Public Health Code.

Bethlehem Health Department Application for Swimming Pool
This application must be filled out by anyone installing a swimming pool in the Town of Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Health Department Signed Statement for Swimming Pool Installation
This application must be filled out by the property owner where the swimming pool is to be installed. It is a statement acknowledging if the septic system fails, the pool may have to be removed.

What is a Bedroom?
Septic system are sized based on the number of bedrooms of the house. This document gives guidance as to what constitutes a bedroom to the Town of Bethlehem Health Department as well as the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

What does B100a Mean?
People typically refer to a B100a review that is needed prior to the health department signing off on any new addition or new structure on a property. This document fully details what the entire B100a review process entails. Our office can perform an all inclusive B100a review for you if needed.

Bethlehem Health Department Application for Beauty Salon/Barber Shop
This application must be filled out by anyone proposing a beauty salon or barber shop in the Town of Bethlehem. Per theTorrington Area Health District, “In 1984, after the State Department of Public Health discontinued its inspection program, the TAHD adopted its own local regulations that provide for the licensing and inspection of Beauty Salons and Barber Shops. These facilities are inspected annually or as necessary to enforce the provisions of the regulation. In recent years the barber shop and beauty salon image has changed giving rise to unisex salons with a variety of services including nail treatments, tanning booths, facial treatments and hair removal. Our inspection includes a check to see that the staff is properly licensed as well as to ensure that the business is clean and properly maintained. All equipment must be cleaned and sanitized in accord with the provisions of the regulation. Whenever a shop is newly constructed or remodeled a copy of the plans must be submitted to the Health District for review and approval prior to the start of work. As of October 2000 Nail Technicians must have an occupational license obtained from the State of Connecticut.”

CT Department of Public Health Sewage Back-Ups Fact Sheet
This document provides guidance as to how to deal with a sewage back-up in your residence.

CT DEP Small Business Recycling Brochure
This document serves as a reminder to all small businesses their responsibilities as it relates to recycling.

If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of a local land use regulation or application or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Please note that you should always contact the Town of Bethlehem to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.