Environmental Health

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The Environmental Health Division of Durham County Public Health is charged to promote and protect public health through the enforcement of local and state public health and environmental health laws, rules and regulations.  Educational and consultation services support the enforcement program. 

Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) who enforce these rules and regulations are required to be authorized by the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health and registered by the North Carolina State Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialist. 

The Division is responsible for North Carolina state mandated sanitation inspections on a basis as determined by the State Legislature.  Also, educational opportunities and information, such as environmental health literature is available upon request.  For more information, contact the Environmental Health Division at (919) 560-7800.

Durham County Health Inspection Scores 

To Report a Complaint or Request Information

You may contact our Environmental Health division staff via e-mail regarding the following programs:

  • Septic permits
  • Water well permits
  • Public pools
  • Rat complaints
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Grave Disinterment
  • Inspections for food service, meat markets, lodging, child care,  rest homes, institutions or facilities.

This e-mail address can also be used for general questions about our program services.