When Did The Ban Take Effect?
- This law requires “public places” and “places of employment” prohibit smoking as of that date.
- These businesses and organizations must also post “No Smoking” signs and remove ashtrays and other smoking receptacles.
Smoking Ban Rules
All “public places” and “places of employment” must:
- Prohibit smoking;
- Post “No Smoking” signs including the telephone number 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) for reporting of violations; and
- Remove all ashtrays and other smoking receptacles.
Link to complete text from the Ohio Revised Code 3794 to review the law.
For more information including downloadable signage:
For More Information and To Report Violations
Visit the Ohio Department of Health’s Smoke-Free Workplace webpage at Smoking Ban
To report violations call 1-866-559 OHIO(6446)
Or send an email to
Your complaint will be sent to the health district in which the alleged violation occurred for investigation.
Tobacco Quit Line
The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line is now housed at the Ohio Department of Health and continues to provide invaluable assistance to smokers who want to kick the tobacco habit. Tobacco counselors are available to help you from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Soon-to-be-former smokers can also leave a message 24 hours a day and request a call-back time that is convenient for them. Service is available in 150 languages and TTY service is available for the deaf and hard of hearing at 1-888-229-2182.
Smokers who want to quit are much more successful when they take advantage of services such as the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line. Indeed, only 5 percent of those who try to quit smoking cold turkey are successful, compared to 22 percent who use the quit line. You have nothing to lose – except for a nasty habit that is the leading cause of preventable death – and everything to gain. Call the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line today at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or 1-888-229-2182 for TTY service. You and your loved ones will be glad you did.
The Gallia County Board of Health is charged with the enforcement authority of Ohio Administrative Code, Section 3701-3-28 , Section 3701-3-29, and Section 3701-3-30. These sections cover the quarantine, vaccination and examination of animals involved in reported biting incidents.
- Investigation of all animal bites and exposures
- Conduct rabies vaccination clinics
- Quarantine enforcement
- Laboratory examination
What to do if a animal bites you?
- Immediately, wash the wound with lots of soap and water.
- Seek medical attention and follow their recommendations.
- If possible, detain or hold the animal, so it can be examined by the Health Department. If the animal is to be destroyed, do not damage the head.
- Report the bite to the Health Department as soon as possible. Be prepared to describe the animal or provide the name and address of the animal.
To report an animal bite: 740-441-2018 or fax 740-441-2963
Click here for the Ohio Department of Health Rabies Program
Click here for the latest information on rabies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Printable Animal Bite Report Form
If time permits, fill out this form and take it with you to the doctor or hospital.
Rabies in Ohio Wildlife
ODNR Publication #136
Fillable Animal Bite Report Form
Solid Waste and Infectious Waste Program
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Gallia County Board of Health to operate a solid waste and infectious waste program according to Section 3734 of the Ohio Revised Code and Section 3745 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
- License and inspect all solid waste and scrap tire disposal facilities.
- License and inspect all large generators and treatment facilities of infectious waste.
- Conduct free disposal days for scrap tires.
- Investigate open dumping and burning complaints.
- License all solid waste haulers operating in Gallia County.
The Gallia County Board of Health is charged with the enforcement authority of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-28 . These regulations govern the construction, inspection, installation, development, maintenance and abandonment of private water systems (PWS).
- Private Water System means any well, spring, cistern, pond, or hauled water tank that has fewer than fifteen service connections and does not regularly serve an average of at least twenty-five individuals daily at least sixty days a year.
- Issues Installation or Alterations Permits for private water systems
- Water System Certifications
- Conducts bacterial water sampling and screening of private or semi-private water supplies
- Investigates waterborne illnesses
Application for Private Water System
Complete the above application and turn it in at the Gallia County Health Department to obtain a permit for a new well or water system