Environmental Health Services
COVID-19 Crisis UPDATE:
Beginning 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 form submissions. For your convenience, a drop box is available outside of the employee-only entrance located on the lower level of the building.
All office consultations are postponed until further notice, and in most cases, we will be able to assist you via email at email@example.com or over the phone at 586-469-5236.
Due to this quickly evolving situation, our staff is currently being rotated while also keeping the office open, and this may delay requested services.
**If you are in need of emergency services for you onsite septic system or drinking water well, please call or email for prompt attention**
Please be advised that due to winter weather conditions and COVID response activities, the Macomb County Health Department, Environmental Health Division is placing a moratorium on the installation of new building construction installations of onsite sewage disposal systems. If an existing dwelling needs repairs to their septic system, this activity will still be permitted. This moratorium goes into effect on December 21, 2020. Questions may be directed to the Environmental Health Division at (586) 469-5236.
The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) provides environmental health services designed to assure a safe and healthy environment to all county residents. Environmental Health Services educational and regulatory activities are conducted in the following areas:
Bathing Beach and Surface Water Quality
Community Health and Safety
Environmental Management and Risk Assessment
About the Program, Carbon Monoxide, Computer and E-Waste Recycling, Fluorescent Bulb Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Lead Investigation, Medication Disposal, Mercury, Mold, Oil Filter Recycling, PCB, Radon, Seven Principles of A Healthy Home
Food Service Sanitation
Property Transfer Regulation
Public Swimming Pools