Environmental Health is the branch of Public Health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.
We enforce the Public Health Laws and Regulations of the Commonwealth.
KRS Chapter 212.00
- .230 Powers and duties of county, city-county, and district health boards
- .240 Duties of county health departments
- .245 Powers of local health departments
We inspect all public facilities such as: food service providers, hotels/motels, schools, swimming facilities, mobile home / RV parks, tattoo / piercing studios, confinement facilities and youth camps.
In addition, we inspect/investigate nuisance complaints, animal bites, on-site sewage systems, West-Nile, radon, lead, mercury spills, natural disasters, bio-terrorism and water sampling.