Environmental Health Services (EHS) Contacts

Department of Behavioral & Community Health



General Contact Information:


Contacts for Information About:

Building Permits:





Deep Test Holes:



Freedom of Information Requests:



Individual Home or Subdivision Lot/Septic Systems:



Rabies Questions:



Restaurant Permits:



Water Testing:






Send Environmental Health requests and questions to:


Please include the subject matter in the subject line of your email.


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~ Emergency Number ~

For Public Health Emergencies during non-working hours, weekends, and holidays call:

(845) 431-6465.

This number is for EMERGENCY calls ONLY.


~ Central Office ~

85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 106, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel:        (845) 486-3404
Fax:       (845) 486-3545

Email:     healthinfo@dutchessny.gov


~ District Offices ~


Office Area Covered Address Contact

City of Pok 
Town of Pok         
Hyde Park

85 Civic Cntr Plaza Suite 106 Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Tel:   (845) 486-3404
Fax:  (845) 486-3545

Gena Mitchell
Beacon Fishkill                        East Fishkill
Beekman        Wappinger
223 Main Street
Beacon NY 12508
Tel:   (845) 838-4801
Fax:  (845) 838-4824
Brandy Vadala
Millbrook All Other Towns and Villages 131 County House Road
Millbrook NY 12545
Tel:   (845) 677-4001
Fax:  (845) 677-4008
Kathleen Lizewski


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~ Public Health Engineers ~

      Call the Central Office:     845-486-3404


~ Drinking Water Enhancement Program (WEP) and Private Well Testing~

       Call the Central Office:     845-486-3404


~ Other Agencies ~

  • Pesticides, farming, erosion, gardening, dams, ponds: Farm and Home Center/Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County (845-677-8223) or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Region 3 in New Paltz: 845-256-3000) 
  • Building permits, stormwater, erosion control: Town Building Inspector (Address Info-Finder can tell you what town, school or legislative district you belong)
  • Stormwater, drainage: Local municipality (highway department usually)
  • Land Development: Local municipality (city/town planning and zoning boards)
  • Supermarkets, convenience stores: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (518-457-5459)
  • Air, water, or land pollution: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Region 3 in New Paltz: 845-256-3000)


Other environmental or water related agencies contact information.


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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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