We understand that there are times when the rules and regulations can be confusing.  To better help you, we are providing the links and resources below.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

All official copies of Bureau for West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Rules should be obtained from the West Virginia Secretary of State. You can download the following Public Health Sanitation Rules from the Secretary of State's website in either WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and PDF formats.

Additionally, some regulations provided by the Berkeley County Board of Health and other entities will be in PDF format.

​To download the Rules:

  1. Click on the Rule name or number below (skip to #5), or go to the West Virginia Secretary of State's website
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the TITLE and SERIES numbers from the table below.
  3. Click on: BEGIN SEARCH
  4. Click on the Title of the Rule you wish to download.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select either PDF or MS Word format to download.

To view West Virginia Code: Chapter 16 - Public Health go to the West Virginia Legislature website

Berkeley County Health Department Fee Schedule:
Environmental Department Permit Fees and Fees for Service

Body Piercing/Tattoo Studios:
64-80 Body Piercing Studio Business
16-38 Tattoo Studio Business

Child Care Centers:
64-21 Child Care Centers

Clean Indoor Air:
BBOH Clean Indoor Air Ordinance

19-20A WV Rabies Vaccination Law

Food Sanitation:
64-17 Food Establishments
2005 FDA Food Code (3MB)
SF-4 Temporary Food Service Guidelines

  • Attention all customers applying for temporary food permits: Please submit temporary food applications 3 weeks prior to any upcoming events. This will ensure that all of the paperwork required has been reviewed and approved in time for the event.

Farmers Market Farmers Market Vendor Guide

General Sanitation:
64-18 General Sanitation

Manufactured Home Community:
64-40 Manufactured Home Community Regulations

Recreational Water Facilities:
64-16 Recreational Water Facilities

ES-52 Individual and On-Site Sewage Systems (Excerpts)
64-47 Sewage Treatment and Collection System Design Standards
64-09 Sewer Systems, Sewage Treatment Systems, and Sewage Tank Cleaners

64-19 Water Well Regulations
64-46 Water Well Design Standards​

Environmental Services

Not only do we provide programs for your health, we also ensure your surroundings are safe.

Health Department

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