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Health Department
Health and Community Services
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5235

Environmental Health Services


The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) provides environmental health services designed to assure a safe and healthy environment to all county residents.  We are working closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and healthcare providers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 throughout our community.

Starting on March 24, 2020 the Environmental Health Services Division will not be allowing walk-in services. Walk-in services include applying for permits, submitting plans, radon test kit pick-up, medication drop-off, FOIA requests, and property transfer evaluation submittal.

If you are in need of emergency services for you onsite septic system or drinking water well, please call us at 586-469-5236 or email

In most cases, we will be able to assist you via email or over the phone (decreasing the possible spread of COVID-19).  This Department is currently postponing all office consultations and inspections throughout the county.

Due to this quickly evolving situation, our staff is currently being rotated while also keeping the office open, and this may delay requested services.  Please continue to email or call our Department for environmental health related questions at or 586-469-5236.

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Environmental Health Services

The Macomb County Health Department provides environmental health services designed to assure a safe and healthy environment to all county residents. Educational and regulatory activities are conducted in the following areas:

Bathing Beach and Surface Water Quality

Bathing Beach MonitoringCurrent Beach ConditionsHistorical Beach Testing Data,  Illicit Discharge Elimination ProgramSurface Water Monitoring, Surface Water Testing Data

Community Health and Safety

Body Art, Insect and Rodent Control, West Nile Virus Monitoring

Environmental Management and Risk Assessment

About the Program, Carbon MonoxideComputer and E-Waste RecyclingFluorescent Bulb RecyclingHousehold Hazardous Waste CollectionLead Investigation, Medication Disposal, Mercury, MoldSeven Principles of A Healthy HomeOil Filter Recycling,  PCBRadon

Food Service Sanitation

About the Program,  Advisory CommitteeEducation and TrainingFoodborne Illness, Frequently Asked Questions, Licensing,  Plan ReviewRestaurant Inspections

Groundwater Protection

Arsenic and Drinking WaterCombustible Gas and Your WellDrinking Water WellsNitrate in Drinking Water,  Plugging Abandoned Wells,  Your Water Well & Pump System

Property Transfer Regulation

About the ProgramQuestions & Answers,  Registered EvaluatorsRegulation

Public Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools and Spas

Shelter Management

About the ProgramCampgroundsChild/Adult Foster Care Facility Inspection Request

Waste Management

Sewage (Septic) Systems,  Subdivision/Condominium Projects, Sewer Overflows