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In 2024 a total eclipse will go through Ohio.  Start planning for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

Get ready for April 8, 2024

Days until the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse


On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse.

Areas in Ohio that are outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse. A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States.

The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099.

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How can Public Health help in Butler County? 

If you are interested in or planning an event, please call our office to speak with our Environmental Health Office at (513) 863-1770 to speak with someone regarding selling food or setting up a temporary campground.


A food license is required in the state of Ohio to sell food under most circumstances, even temporary food service operations or food establishments. These applications are due 10 days prior to the event. Selling food is governed by Chapter 3717 of the Ohio Revised Code.

ORC 3717

(C) "Retail food establishment" means a premises or part of a premises where food is stored, processed, prepared, manufactured, or otherwise held or handled for retail sale. Except when expressly provided otherwise, "retail food establishment" includes a mobile retail food establishment, seasonal retail food establishment, and temporary retail food establishment.

(F) "Food service operation" means a place, location, site, or separate area where food intended to be served in individual portions is prepared or served for a charge or required donation. As used in this division, "served" means a response made to an order for one or more individual portions of food in a form that is edible without washing, cooking, or additional preparation and "prepared" means any action that affects a food other than receiving or maintaining it at the temperature at which it was received.


A permit is required for all temporary campgrounds. These are governed by Chapter 3729 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-26 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

ORC 3729

(V) "Temporary park-camp" means any tract of land used for a period not to exceed a total of twenty-one days per calendar year for the purpose of parking five or more recreational vehicles, dependent recreational vehicles, or portable camping units, or any combination thereof, for one or more periods of time that do not exceed seven consecutive days or parts thereof.

Resources and Documents

Child Care Centers

Funeral Homes

Harm Reduction

First Aid

Temporary Food Vendors

Mobile Food Vendors

Planning an Eclipse Event

Septic and Well Protection

Temporary Campgrounds
-Site Evaluation Form [PDF]
-Temporary Campground Application [PDF]
-Temporary Campground Plan Review and Application Guidelines [PDF]