Environmental Health


To safeguard life, promote human health and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education, and, above all, dedication to the public trust.

Record Request 

As of March 2023, Environmental Health began the process of having all septic and well records scanned into a digital format. As this scanning job is a massive undertaking, a projected date of availability for online records is unknown at this time. Some records may be unavailable until scanning is complete. Use the online form to request records. 

Apply For a Soil Evaluation

In order to apply for a soil evaluation (formerly known as a "perc test") please submit all completed and signed forms to Rowan County Environmental Health. Forms may be submitted by email, in person, or through the mail.

View Requirements Checklist and Instructions
Download the Environmental Health FAQ Sheet

Food Service, Lodging Facilities, and institutions

In order to open a new food service, lodging facility, or institution, you must submit an application to Environmental Health. Visit the Food and Lodging Sanitation page and review the checklist (PDF) to get started. 

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