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See how your favorite restaurant did on their last inspection!

Environmental Health consists of those organized activities undertaken to protect and enhance the public's health through the control of potentially harmful materials, organisms, energies and conditions in the environment. The term "health" is used in its broadest context to mean not just the absence of disease, but rather a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being.

The staff of the Jackson County Health Department are committed to preserving the public's health and the environment.

The purpose of the Environmental Health program is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the public and to preserve and improve the quality of the environment.


Environmental Health Services include:

  • Permitting, inspection, and approval of septic tank systems
  • Compliance and inspections of permitted wastewater systems (water wells)
  • Permitting and inspection of regulated food and lodging establishments. Establishments that are regulated include:
    • Restaurants
    • Motels/Hotels
    • Temporary Food Stands
    • Child Care Centers
    • Recreational Water Facilities 
    • Schools
  • Permitting, inspection, and approval of manufactured home communities
  • Permitting, inspection, and approval of tattoo and body piercing establishments
  • Permitting and inspection of campgrounds, parks
  • Investigation of food borne illness outbreaks
  • Investigations of public health nuisance/food complaints
  • Food safety education classes
Water testing kits are available at our office for residents to test well water for safe drinking. A minimal fee is charged by the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services for testing.




 




Welcome
News and Events
Clinical
Environmental Health
Emergency Preparedness
Health Promotion
Board of Health
Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition
Image Gallery
Contact Us