Wicomico County & the Bay Restoration Fund (BRF)


Phone(410) 546-4446

Fax: (410) 219-2882

After Hours Emergency Number: (410) 543-6996

Office Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Wicomico County Health Department assists individual property owners through the Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) Onsite Sewer Disposal System (OSDS) grant program. The Department has upgraded over 425 septic systems to nitrogen removing Best Available Technology (BAT) through the program.

Due to very high demand, the Department now prioritizes funding for septic system upgrades toward those systems that pose the greatest threat to clean waterways and drinking water. In accordance with State law, the Bay Restoration Fund prioritizes upgrades as follows:

    1. Failing OSDS or holding tanks in the Critical Areas
    2. Failing OSDS or holding tanks not in the Critical Areas
    3. Non-failing OSDS in the Critical Areas including new BAT installation
    4. Non-failing OSDS outside the Critical Areas

Food Protection And Community Services

The Food Protection and Community Services Division is committed to providing a safe food supply to our community.  The division inspects all restaurants and temporary “festival-like” events.  We are responsible for the licensing and inspection of all public pools/spas and provide sanitary surveys for in home day care, foster care and adoptions. In addition, our staff maintains the county-wide rabies…

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Training For Food Service Professionals

National Environmental Health Association’s Industry-Foodborne Illness Investigation Training & Recall Response  A workshop designed specifically for chefs, quality assurance/quality control, managers, and owners of restaurants, grocery stores and other retail food businesses. It offers advice for a retail food operator to minimize their risk by having a plan, and knowing where to find help in the event…

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