Environmental Health Services
The Monroe Co. Health Dept. provides environmental and consumer protection programs for food service and public facilities, general sanitation, and on-site sewage disposal systems.
Environmentalists are responsible for a variety of law-mandated inspections. They have the primary responsibility for preventing food borne illness in the retail food sector. Through the proper application of existing laws and regulations, they endeavor to practice prevention by licensing, routinely inspecting and responding to consumer complaints against food establishments within the County.
Food manufacturing inspections are done on bakeries, bottling plants, distilleries, food manufacturing plants, food storage warehouses, grain storage elevators, and vending machines.
Environmentalists conduct investigations related to public health nuisances such as failing septic systems, rodent harborage and vectors, as well as food-borne illnesses. Regular inspections include:
1. Food Services Inspection
2. Food service establishments (restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and concessions)
3. Retail markets (supermarkets, meat markets and convenience stores)
4. Public Facilities Inspections
5. Hotels and motels
6. Mobile homes and recreational vehicle parks
7. School buildings
8. Septic tank cleaning vehicles
9. Youth camps (day camps and residential camps)
10. Public swimming pools (inspection and monitoring of water quality).
11. General Sanitation Services
12. Private water sampling
13. Rabies Control
14. Nuisance complaints
15. Private Sewage complaints
16. Mosquito Abatement
17. On-Site Sewage Inspections and Permits