Environmental Health Services
Our mission is to safeguard life, promote human health, and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education, and above all, dedication to the public trust.
Franklin County Environmental Health Services accomplishes this mission through education, inspections, and active enforcement of North Carolina state laws and rules.
Click the tabs to the left or below to find out more about Environmental Health programs and services offered. You can also search the department's database for permitting and inspection activities.
Information on how to apply for a well or septic permit, or request inspection/diagnostic services from Environmental Health.
The OSW database entries start in 2004. All recent permitting activies should have the forms attached when completed. If a form is not attached, or the septic was permitted prior to 2004, contact our office for assistance. Well permitting began in 2008. "Block" search feature is the PID number. Earlier permits may have listed the PID number for the PIN.
Information on water testing services provided by Environmental Health.
Information on inspections and grading of public facilities by Environmental Health.
The health inspection database provides access to recent restaurant (and more) inspections, violations and sanitation grades.
Ground Water Radiologicals and Radon
- Frequently asked Questions
- Radon information from NCDHHS
- NC Radon Program
- Radon information from the CDC
- EPA Uranium in drinking water
- EPA interactive US radon map
Franklin County Environmental Health Services provides water testing for radon, Uranium, and gross alpha/ beta contaminates. Refer to the department fee schedule for pricing. Please contact one of our specialist if you have questions or would like to have your water tested.