Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Division of the Grand Traverse County Health Department protects the public health through programs established by the Public Health Code and local Sanitary Ordinances.

These programs focus on the prevention of disease and exposure to pollutants via education, inspection of facilities and enforcement of the referenced laws.  The prevention and abatement of environmental threats is accomplished through education of clients and the general population. 

Environmental Health Division Programs include:

  • Body art 
  • Environmental health regulations
  • Food service 
  • Indoor air quality 
  • Landlord tenant guidebook
  • PFAS 
  • Public beach monitoring
  • Soil erosion 
  • Well & septic 

2021 Office Closures:

  • Tuesday, September 21 - All Staff Training Day
  • Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, December 23 & 24 - Christmas Holiday
  • Thursday and Friday, December 30 & 31 - New Years Holiday
Wonder what to do with your old medication?
Learn where to easily recycle every day items at the "Take It Back" recycle program - click here!