Health Department

Environmental Health

Welcome To Edgecombe County Environmental Health
Environmental Health protects public health through disease and environmental hazard prevention. Environmental Health Specialists perform food, lodging and institutional sanitation inspections, on-site soil evaluations for septic systems, permitting and inspection of tattoo artists, bacteriological and chemical water sampling, swimming pool sanitation inspections and childhood lead poisoning prevention. Information on other public health and environmental concerns is available.

Important Information about COVID-19 and the impact on County Operations

Due to necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our office will be closed for in-person business beginning March 23rd. The following information may be helpful to conduct your business with us.
Application for Food Service Plan Review 
Application for Improvement Permit

Application for Public Swimming Pool Operation Permit
Application for Tattooing Permit
Design & Construction Requirements for PushCarts
Employee Health Policy Agreement
Environmental Health Fee Schedule
Existing System Inspection Application
Guide for Mobile Food Units
Mobile Food Unit Push Cart Commissary Agreement Form
Swimming Pool Memo
Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application
Water Sample Application
Well Abandonment
Well Permit Application

Environmental Health Mission Statement

The mission of the Edgecombe County Environmental Health Program is “the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens through the promotion of public health. The Environmental Health Unit serves to 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. As an organization, it is our responsibility to provide the highest level of competency, professionalism and courtesy to individuals from all endeavors.

Health Department Mission Statement

We exist to serve all citizens in the prevention of disease and injury through protection, promotion, and delivery of high quality, cost-effective services for community, personal, and environmental health.



For public comments or questions, please call 252-641-7511.
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