Environmental - Consumer Health


Consumer Health

(732) 341-9700, Extension 7416

FAX (732) 286-1495

Matthew F. Csik-                    Assistant Public Health Coordinator

                                              mcsik@ochd.org, extension 7471

John P. Protonentis                Environmental Health Coordinator

                                               jprotonentis@ochd.org, extension 7480

Ricky T. Brown-                      Principal Registered Environmental Health Specialist

                                              rbrown@ochd.org, extension 7475


            The Consumer Health Division consists of a team of Registered Environmental Health Specialists, Environmental Health Specialists and Public Health Investigators who protect the public health and environmental health and well-being of Ocean County in the following areas:

Retail Food, Floor Plan Review, Mobile Food Establishments, Farm Markets, Fairs and Festivals

Recreational Bathing Inspections / Complaint Investigations

Body Art Establishment Inspections / Complaint Investigations

Tanning Facility Inspections/ Complaint Investigations

Campground Facility Inspections

                  Youth Camp Inspections

                  Septic Systems/ New Septic Plan Review

                  Childhood Lead Poisoning Program (Environmental Investigations upon   

                          confirmed elevated blood lead level for affected children)

                  Public Health Nuisance Investigations      

Animal Facility Inspections / Complaint Investigations

Smoke Free Act Initiative

Potable Wells

Ocean County Health Department Ordinance 83-1

Ocean County Health Department Ordinance 83-2

Ocean County Health Department Ordinance 94-1


Please click on a link above to view more information regarding the role of the Ocean County Health Department in each of the above-listed areas. 

            Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, excluding holidays.  On-call inspectors are available for public health emergencies during off-hours by calling the main phone number for OCHD and leaving information with the answering service.

            For life threatening emergencies, please dial 9-1-1 or call your local police department.

            The Environmental Division enforces compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations which pertain to the matters that fall within its jurisdiction.  Investigators will also educate violators (along with using any appropriate enforcement actions necessary) to achieve compliance with these regulations. 

                       If you should have any questions, comments or concerns and would like to discuss them with a public health professional in the environmental division, please do not hesitate to call us at (732) 341-9700, extension 7416.  Our courteous and professional staff will be ready to assist.

The Ocean County Fee Schedule can be accessed by clicking HERE.