All reported animal bites occurring in the City of Kent, Ohio are investigated by the Kent City Health Department.
The Health Department works closely with neighboring jurisdictions to ensure that in the event of an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a pandemic influenza, the health and safety of the community is assured.
All dwellings licensed through the Kent City Health Department and their surroundings are inspected annually by Registered Sanitarians to assure that they are conducive to good health and well-being, and that they are maintained in a manner that will limit deterioration.
The Health Department's Mosquito Control Program consists of four components: Education and Information, Surveillance, Larviciding, and Adulticiding.
Access Health Department nursing services such as immunizations, disease information, and links to other care providers.
Inspections are conducted of on-site water systems to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and to prevent human disease caused by consuming contaminated water.
Public Health Nuisances
The Kent City Health Department is responsible for investigating public health nuisances. Requests for service are investigated to eliminate or reduce environmental conditions that may adversely affect human health, safety, or well-being in the City of Kent.
Reported rodent sightings are investigated and property owners are instructed in the procedures involved in abating rodent problems to eliminate rodent breeding grounds.
Annual Inspections of all solid waste haulers collecting and transporting solid waste are conducted to endure that they are not creating a danger to the public’s health or environment. Learn more about how these vehicles are regulated.
All public and parochial schools are inspected to ensure that students have a safe place to learn in while creating and maintaining an environment that aides in the prevention and control of disease, reduces accidents, and provides an example of good sanitary practices.
Trash Ordinance Program
Learn about Kent trash regulations, how to abide by them, and what happens when these regulations are violated.
Legal vital records collected by the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics are the data source for many important statistical measures used in public health. Copies of Portage County birth and death records dating back to 1909 are maintained at the Kent City Health Department and are available to the public.