Environmental Health


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Our Division of Environmental Health is dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting public health.  This is accomplished through a variety of responsibilities that include:


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· Conducting soil/site evaluations to determine soil suitability for septic system installation.

· Issuing/denying septic system permits for new construction and for the repair of malfunctioning systems

· Inspecting septic system installation and water supply well construction

· Water sampling

· Providing education and consultation to the public

· Conducting inspections for food service establishments, institutions, child cares temporary food events, migrant housing, tattoo artists, public swimming pools, summer camps, plus many other establishments.

· Plan review for new construction and/or renovations of food service establishments

· Enforcement of state and local rules related to the above areas.

· Responding to complaints related to the above areas.


For more information, please call: (336)593-2403.


Fee Schedule


Environmental Health Fee Schedule (PDF) 



Temporary Food Establishment (TFE) application


Helpful Links


Find a Certified Septic System Installer or Inspector - http://www.ncowcicb.info/


Link to EH rules, forms, general information - http://www.deh.enr.state.nc.us/


Find a Certified Well Contractor - www.ncwelldriller.org


Find a List of Registered Septic Tank Pumpers and Haulers: - http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/sw/facilitylist


Need to file a Complaint about your Septic System installer or Inspector - http://www.ncowcicb.info/