The Lee County Sanitarian is responsible for public health issues within the county including permits for septic and well projects.

  Lee County, Iowa - Environmental Health

Lee County Public Health maintains their own website.  For more information on Environmental Health services you can visit their website by CLICKING HERE

Lee County Health Department Environmental Services was established in Lee County in 1970. It became a program of the Lee County Health Department in 2000 and is located within the same building at 2218 Avenue H in Fort Madison, Iowa.

Food inspections of restaurants, taverns, grocery stores, convenience stores, concession stands, warehouses, food processing plants, schools, correctional facilities, temporary food stands, mobile units, vending machines, nutrition program sites, assisted living facilities, and home food establishments in Lee County.
Hotel inspections, including bed and breakfast inns, in Lee County.
Public pool and spa inspections are provided in Lee County.
Inspections of tanning beds, funeral homes and tattoo parlors in Lee County.
Onsite sewer system inspections, recommendations and site surveys.
Private water well permits and inspections, including heat pump wells and monitor wells.

Licenses and Permits
Please remember to contact our office at least 30 days prior to:
opening a new establishment
changing ownership of an existing establishment
changing location of an existing establishment
 We will be happy to answer any questions or do a walk through of the facility with you to make licensing and compliance with the regulations as easy as possible.

Testing of private water wells for bacteria and nitrates.
Home testing kits for radon are available at the Lee County Health Department for a $6.00 fee.

Education and Information
Food Service Certification Course offered to food establishment owners, operators and employees.
In-service training and education upon request to food establishments and swimming pools.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program with Lee County
Community Nursing, including monitoring lead poisoned children and preventing exposure to lead.
Radon awareness in Lee County.
Proper closure of abandoned wells.
Lee County Health Department
#3 John Bennett Dr
Fort Madison IA 52627

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone Number:

FAX Number:

Program Director:
Rosa Haukedal

Environmental Health Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Environmental Health office

Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of Environmental Health Services

Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA)

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
food, restaurant, tanning, tattooing & funeral inspection

Integrated Food Safety Information Delivery System

RUSS Online

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