Environmental Health Services

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Communication Guidance

The Communication Guidance document includes: 1) office contact information 2) how to request records, submit an application, and request construction inspections and 3) processing times.

Permitted Facility Inspections

Environmental health staff regulate the following: 1) food service establishments that include restaurants, cafeterias, day care centers, mobile units and temporary food establishments 2) tourist establishments that include hotels, B&B, camps, public pools and transient lodging pools.

Drinking Water

Enivronmental health staff assist property owners who have or desire to have private wells on their property. Local health departments assist with documentation, fees, and permits required for private wells.

Sewage Disposal

Environmental Health staff oversees the design and construction of onsite sewage systems through inspections and permits. Local health departments assist with documentation, fees, and permits required for onsite sewage disposal systems.

For information about why septic systems fail, how to prolong the life of your septic system, and what to do should your system fail check out this publication:

What Happens If My Septic System Fails?


Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is transmitted to people and other mammals through the bite of an infected animal. Most rabies cases in the U.S. occur in wild animals, such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Human exposure, characterized by a scratch or bite by a wild or domestic animal, must be reported. Exposures of domestic animals to wild animals must also be reported.

Report Foodborne Illness

Environmental health responds to reports of suspected foodborne illnesses with the goal of identifying the food responsible for the illness, contributing factors, and correct practices that may have contributed to the illness.