Health Department

 (919) 496-2533
107 Industrial Drive, Suite C
Louisburg, NC 27549

Health Department

Environmental Health conducts other activities that are outside the programs above. Some of these activities, require opening inspections as well as routine inspections in order to protect the public health and prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Environmental Health routinely inspects the following facilities.

  • Migrant Labor Camps 
  • Swimming Pools, Wading Pools 
  • Tattoo Artist 

Environmental Health also participates in the investigation of communicable diseases (including foodborne and waterborne illnesses) when the mode of transmission may be environmentally related. Disease prevention measures and methods of control are instituted when necessary. Interviews are conducted and food samples may be collected (if available) in order to determine the source of the outbreak. Education is then provided so that future outbreaks may be avoided.

Environmental Health conducts complaint investigations on various issues. If the complaint is valid, it is determined which, if any, Environmental Health laws and rules are applicable. Then, steps are taken to eliminate the problem/condition. Occasionally, the County Attorney becomes involved with enforcement efforts. If the complaint does not come under the jurisdiction of the local health department, contact information is provided for the proper agency.

Other areas that Environmental Health become involved may not have laws and rules to enforce. Examples of these are indoor air quality, mold, vector control, vector diseases, disaster relief, bioterrorism, and homeland security. Websites that address some of the more frequent questions are below.

Additional Resources