Environmental Services

The Environmental Services team works to assure the safety and wellness of our community by enforcing laws and regulations that protect public health.

Environmental Services

Animal Bite Workups

The environmental office is contacted once an animal bite is reported. Domestic animals are required by law to be quarantined for 10 days from the incident for the purpose of monitoring for signs and symptoms of rabies.

Environmental Services

Plumbing Inspections

The plumbing inspector is in Allen County on Thursday morning from 8:00-9:30 a.m. The inspector's office is located inside the environmental office. Plumbing on-site inspections are done after 9:30 a.m.

Contact David Mercer at 270-237-5206 for more information.

Environmental Services

Nuisance Complaints

Our environmentalist investigates potential unsanitary conditions such as leaking septic systems or sewers, mosquito control, and excessive amounts of trash around dwellings or communal areas.  Please contact the environmental office to report any nuisance concerns: 270-237-4423 ext. 112.

Environmental Services

Water Samples

The environmentalist will come to the test location with a sterile container to collect samples of your drinking water from a spring or well. There is a $50.00 fee that is collected at the time of the visit. The test evaluates bacteria counts for coliform and E. Coli.  Test results are back within 2-3 working days. Please contact the environmental office 270-237-4423, ext. 112 to schedule your sampling.

Environmental Services

Food Manager Course

A certified food manager is required to be on staff each shift. The food manager and food handlers certification course is available online at the following link:

Instructions for completing the course can be found at:

Have the following posters posted in your facility.

To print this poster visit: https://www.chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dphps/phpb/Documents/DidYouWashYourHands.pdf
To print this poster visit: https://www.chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dphps/fsb/FSDocs/chokeposterlg.pdf
To print this poster visit: https://abc.ky.gov/Documents/PregnancySignage.pdf
To print this poster visit: https://abc.ky.gov/Documents/MinorsonPremisesSignage.pdf

Environmental Services


Food Services

  • Restaurants
  • Retail Food
  • Mobile Food Units


  • Site Evaluations
  • Permitting
  • Final Inspection
  • Existing System Inspections
  • New and Existing Septic (Septic Tank Pumps)

Regulated Facilities

  • Motels and Hotels
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Tattoo Studios
  • Schools
  • Youth Camps
  • Public Swimming Pools
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Tanning Beds
  • Ear and Body Piercing Studios


Site Evaluations Fee is $155

Septic Permit Fee is $400

Repair Permit Fee is $85

Environmental Staff

Hailey Hardin

Hailey Hardin

Support Services Associate
270-237-4423 Ext. 122
Peyton Donisi, BS

Peyton Donisi, BS

Health Environmentalist
270-237-4423 Ext. 112


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Food Manager Course

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