Public Health

The Environmental Health Department’s aim is to protect public health and improve the quality of life of residents of the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council area.

The Council will investigate a wide range of public health nuisance complaints and queries such as:

  • Defective premises – drainage, including septic tanks
  • Ruinous and dilapidated Buildings
  • Smoke, dust and fumes
  • Smells, gases or other effluvia
  • Accumulations or deposits
  • Animals kept in such a manner as to be a nuisance
  • Noise

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, the Council has powers after investigation, if a statutory nuisance is confirmed, to serve an Abatement Notice requiring the person responsible for the nuisance to undertake works as necessary to abate the nuisance within a set time-frame.

It is an offence to fail to comply with the Abatement Notice and the Council may instigate legal proceedings for non-compliance with the Notice.

The Council also provides advice on a wider range of public health matters.  Click on the links provided or click here to make an enquiry.

Please Note
If you make a complaint, the Council will endeavour to ensure your complaint details remain confidential but this cannot always be guaranteed.  Additionally, in some circumstances, during investigation, it may be necessary to disclose personal details.