The only exception to the above rules are in the case of structures that have been so heavily damaged due to fire or some other calamity that they are UNSAFE TO ENTER and/or the demolition must proceed quickly to protect the public health. In those cases the Code Enforcement Officer can waive the actual extermination requirement if the Building Official at the Department of Engineering provides the Health Department with a written declaration that the demolition must proceed as an emergency.
Frequently Asked Questions
Paternity establishment refers to the legal determination of being named as a child's father.
The owner or his representative must come to the Health Department at 605 Washington Street to complete a short application and submit payment for the permit.
Birth or death records can be obtained from vital statistics for the cost of $25.00 per copy
Abstinence (no sexual touching or intercourse) is, of course, 100% effective against the transmission of hiv, std's (sexually transmitted diseases), and pregnancy. Sexually active individuals should know the hiv status of their partner and themselves (positive or negative by getting tested), use protection (latex condoms or polyurethane condoms are the only effective types against hiv-lambskin condoms allow hiv to penetrate through the condom), and long term relationships.
Public health complaints may be submitted at the Portsmouth City Health Department.
If the local EPA office reviews the application and determines that the asbestos notification requirement DOES NOT apply, you must wait at least 14 days after the date of the extermination and the certificate is issued before you can begin demolition. After the 14 day waiting period, which is to give the chemicals or baits used in the extermination process s
For all birth records requiring no amendments (adoption, paternity establishment, name changes, etc) please allow a delivery time of 3 to 6 weeks from the date the request is received in this office. Any current legal actions or corrections being done will require between 3 to 6 months for processing.
The cost of for an extermination permit is $25 per structure, however if a garage or shed on the same lot as the primary structure is to be razed at the same time, there will be no additional charge.