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Hours of Service

Monday, Tuesday & Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed from 12:00 to 12:30 for Lunch


Wednesday & Thursday

12:30 PM to 4:00 PM


Environmental Health

Public Act 368, 1978, Section 2433 states in part: "..a local health department shall continually and diligently endeavor to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health through organized programs, including prevention and control of environmental health hazards..."

The Environmental Health Division, as a member of public health, adopts a philosophy of disease prevention. Prevention is secured by attempting to control those environmental factors having an effect on human health. Controls are provided through education, intervention, planning, and enforcement.

TCHD Environmental Health Code

Goals of the Division

To maintain the environmental philosophy, the Environmental Health Division adopts the following broad-based goals:

  • Protect the public health from food borne illness and help to assure the public that their expectations regarding wholesome and safe food are met.
  • Protect public health and the environment by promoting the proper use, protection, and preservation of land in a responsible manner.
  • Protect and use our air resources in a manner that will not adversely affect the public health or environment.
  • Protect the public health and safety by assuring a minimum shelter and living environment.
  • Protect and preserve our water resources for human consumption and promote and protect acceptable industrial, agricultural and recreational utilization.
  • Provide the leadership, direction, and resources to address public, commercial, and governmental needs.

The Environmental Health Staff provides services directly through contact on an individual basis or indirectly through governmental or industry contact Staff provides consultation, education, regulatory, and enforcement services involving such programs as:

  • Food protection
  • Water Supplies
  • Sewage Disposal
  • Land Usage
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Air Pollution
  • Child Care
  • Rodent Control
  • Emergency Preparedness

In all, staff may be involved in approximately 35 regulation or standard Environmental Health Programs.