The Environmental Services department works to assure the health of the community by enforcing laws, regulations and ordinances. The work is required by law and is considered one of the ten essential public health services. Environmental Health personnel use education and inspection authority to assure compliance with public health law. Environmental Health personnel inspect regular and temporary food service facilities, public swimming pools, schools, hotels/motels and mobile home and recreational vehicle parks. It is also their responsibility to inspect any tattoo and/or body/ear piercing studios. They serve as a quarantine officer for the rabies control program in any cases involving animal bites to humans. The staff also inspects the installation and repair of residential and commercial septic systems to protect surface and ground waters.
Additional duties involve the investigation of food borne, water borne and other communicable diseases in partnership with the Epidemiology and nurses from the Communicable Disease Team. Environmental Health staff work with representatives of local and state agencies, government officials and others when necessary to assure the health of the community.
Programs regulated by JCHD Environmental
Environmental: David Sellards
Office Hours Monday -Friday 8:00AM-9:30AM
(after 9:30AM often doing inspections)
Office Hours Friday 8:00AM-9:30AM