The Westchester County Sanitary Code, Chapter 873 of the Local Laws of Westchester, consists of laws enforced by the Westchester County Board of Health and the Westchester County Department of Health to assure the health of the public.

Through the Westchester County Sanitary Code, a wide variety of activities in the county are regulated. Among these activities are the permitting, licensing, and operation of  food service establishments, water supplies, sewage and refuse disposal, realty subdivisions, air quality, children's camps, animal facilities and water pollution control. Regulations also address communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, nuisances and sanitation, tuberculosis control, smoking and indoor air quality, x-ray equipment, hotels and motels, migrant labor camps, and mobile parks.

Violations of the Sanitary Code can result in fines assessed by the Board of Health and possible closure of facilities in violation of the code.

Pools - NYS Sanitary Code - Part 6, Subpart 6-1 Swimming Pools

Bathing Facilities - Article XII, Bathing Facilities, Section 873.1220, Spray Features amended May, 2007.

TransFat - TransFat Amendment, Sec. 873.581, Food service establishments; food protection; prohibition of using cooking oils containing trans fat.

Article XXI, Additional Fees effective July 1, 2010



Every effort is made to keep the Sanitary Code regulations up-to-date, however, some amendments may not be included. Please contact the Health Department at (914) 813-5000 for the most up-to-date information.