Summit County News Releases

Ways to Play This Summer

Basin Recreation’s Open Play SeriesOpen Play_2015

Come join Basin Recreation as they provide FREE recreational activities to enjoy the weather, make friends, and have some fun during the summer months!

Participate in Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, sand volleyball, backyard games and skate boarding.

For more information and schedules visit the Basin Recreation Open Play page.

Dog-Friendly Dining

Pooches on Patios Permit Holdersdog on pation

Want to bring your favorite companion along with you when you eat out.

Visit the Pooches on Patios page for a list of establishments with dog-friendly patios.


Dog Variance Permits

Now Accepting Applications for Dog Variance PermitsSCHD_Variance_Permit_Sign

The Summit County Health Department is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Dog Variance Permits. This permit, if approved by the Health Department, will permit restaurants to allow dogs on their outdoor patios. The permit fee is $300 per year.

Establishments are encouraged to look over the permit requirements before submitting their application. The application is available by clicking here.

Please email your application to For questions please contact Rebecka Hullinger at 435-333-1541.

Wooden Shoe Boil Order

Wooden Shoe Water Company customers on Boil Order.

The Summit County Health Department has issued a boil water order to the clients of the Wooden Shoe Water Company. All water received through the service lines should be boiled before consumption.

Recent testing conducted by the company show that the water contains unsafe levels of fecal coliform. The boil water order will remain in effect until further notification. This boil order does not affect other water systems and is specific to the Wooden Shoe Water Company.

Residents on this water system are being told to bring their water to a rolling boil for 45 seconds before using it. This use includes drinking, cooking, doing dishes and brushing your teeth. Showering in untreated water is not recommended. It is okay for pets to drink the water.

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Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9 am to noonHHW_Flier_May2015

Recycle Utah is accepting  household hazardous waste, free of charge, at Canyons lot, off SR-224.

For more information and a list of accepted items click here.

New Environmental Health Fees

Fee Increases for Health Department Services

After nearly four years without an increase to the costs of services and licensing, the Summit County Health Department will be increasing fees for some programs and services starting February 2, 2015.

The fee increases are in the Environmental Health Department. This program oversees restaurants, waste water quality, air quality and other environmental components of the Summit County Health Department.

For a complete listing of Environmental Health Services and new Fees click here.

Air Quality Monitoring

PM2.5 monitors temporarily out of service.

The Summit County Health Department strives to keep residents informed of current air quality and is concerned about the reliability of PM2.5 data and, therefore, is working to calibrate or repair the PM2.5 monitors. Importantly, in the four years that PM2.5 has been monitored, Summit County has only exceeded the federal standard on two days, and both of those days were major dust storm events with strong winds from the west desert. While the Health Department is confident our air quality remains high, they understand the importance of measurement and are working hard to get the monitors back online.

Strategic Plan

The Health Department’s Strategic PrioritiesPlan logo for web

1.  Reduce Health Disparities
2. Advance Healthy Lifestyles
3. Protect Our Environments
4. Safeguard Families and Communities

Click here to visit the Strategic Plan page.

Proposed Health Department Fee Increases

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The Summit County Health Department is issuing a 30-day formal notice and comment period during which the public can review the proposed 2015-2016 Requested Fee Changes for Health Department programs and services and submit comments to the Health Department in writing either by mail or email. Comments must be postmarked or received at the Summit County Health Department by 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on January 2, 2015.

The proposed fee changes are available online by clicking here.

Comments may be emailed to

Or by mail to:
Katie Mullaly
Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Suite 100
Park City, Utah 84060


Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties

Healthy ways to keep your commitment to eating healthy during the holidays.12-2014 pumpkin_soup

As the holidays approach, parties become numerous along with the challenge of keeping your commitment to healthful eating.

If you are hosting a gathering this holiday season you can reduce fat and calories without sacrificing taste by swapping out a few ingredients in your favorite recipes.
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