Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person. It encompasses assessment and control of environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive
environments. Environmental issues are addressed by:

Septic System Information:
If a home is built on 3 acres or less in Pike County, a sewage permit must be obtained for $90.00 from the Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. This ensures that the sewage system is installed correctly by a state registered sewage installer. If a home is built on more than 3 acres it is only exempt from a sewage permit. Therefore, a proper sewage system must still be installed. A sewage permit may still be obtained for a home built on more than 3 acres for the sewage system to be approved.

Food Safety InspectionPermits, Checklists, Forms, Guidelines

National Restaurant Association

For more information regarding environmental issues, please contact the agency at (573) 324-2111 or contact us by email.

A Day in the Life of the Health Inspector