The Westchester County Sanitary Code, Chapter 873 of the Local Laws of Westchester and the New York State Sanitary Code, Chapter 1, consist 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 Sanitary Codes, a wide variety of activities in the county are regulated such as:

  • permitting, licensing, and operation of  food service establishments
  • water supplies, sewage and refuse disposal
  • realty subdivisions
  • air quality
  • children's camps
  • animal facilities
  • water pollution control
  • communicable diseases
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • nuisances and sanitation
  • smoking and indoor air quality
  • x-ray equipment
  • hotels and motels
  • migrant labor camps
  • mobile parks

Notice of Public Hearing/Westchester Sanitary Code Amendment
The Westchester County Board of Health public hearing scheduled for March 19, 2020, with regard to a proposed amendment to Article XVIII, Children’s Summer Camps, has been postponed due to COVID-19. Information on a new date and time will be posted when available. 

View the proposed changes to Article XVIII of the Westchester County Sanitary Code.

Requests to participate in the Public Hearing should be made in writing to Caren Halbfinger, Acting Secretary to the Westchester County Board of Health, 145 Huguenot Street, 7th Floor, New Rochelle, NY 10801, or via email to Testimony should not exceed three (3) minutes and will be scheduled in the order in which such requests are received.  Written comments regarding the proposed amendment to Article XVIII of the Westchester County Sanitary Code are also being accepted at the address above and any comments received will become part of the official record.

  1. Notice of Public Hearing (pdf)
  2. Draft Law Sanitary Code Amendment to Article XVIII - MMR Camp Requirements (pdf)



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.