Coastal Health District

Environmental Health

Restaurant Inspections

The Environmental Health office of your local health department inspects restaurants to ensure the safety of the food you eat. Read More

Beach Water Testing

The Coastal Health District and the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources work together to test coastal beach waters for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria that could cause illness. More populated beaches are tested year-round on a weekly basis. If bacteria levels are elevated, an advisory sign will be placed on the beach. Read More

Environmental Health Offices

County Environmental Health office contact information. Read More

FDA Recalls

Click here to find out how you can stay informed about the latest food and drug recalls. Read More

Food Service

Learn about food service rules, certification courses, and more. Read More

Food Service Permit Applications

Applications must be submitted for new food service establishments, mobile food service units, and temporary food service establishments. Read More

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)

Phytoplankton are microscopic algae that are common members of freshwater and marine habitats. Algae are vitally important to marine and freshwater ecosystems and most species of algae are not harmful. However, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) can occur when certain types of microscopic algae grow quickly in water, forming visible patches that may harm the health of the environment, plants or animals. Read More

Hotel/Motel Accommodations

Tourist accommodations are regulated and inspected by public health to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions. Read More

Lead Testing

Are you concerned your child may have been exposed to lead? Every county health department in the Coastal Health District can provide a lead screening through a simple blood test. If someone has been exposed to lead, we can also help investigate the source and help correct the problem. Read More

Mold Complaints and Inquiries

Have questions about mold? Click here for information and resources that can help you. Read More

On-Site Sewage Management/Septic Tank Permits

Many of our coastal communities are growing very quickly and in areas where county/city water and sewer facilities may not reach. Environmental Health's job is to make sure that on site-sewage management systems are installed properly and in the right area to minimize health problems related to untreated human sewage. Read More

Other Environmental Health Services

Learn more about some of our other services, including indoor air quailty, rabies control, hazardous waste, safety program and education, tattoo studios, disease outbreak investigation, mosquito-borne diseases, and complaint investigations. Read More

Public Swimming Pools and Spas

All public pool, spa or recreational water parks must obtain a valid operating permit from the local health authority. Environmental Health inspects these facilities and trains staff to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools. Read More

Rabies Control

Animal bites can pose major health problems and lead to the spread of rabies. Environmental Health investigates all reported bites and possible rabies exposure. We also work with area veterinary offices to educate pet owners on the importance of rabies vaccinations. Read More

Tanning Facilities Registration Program

After January 1, 2011, no person shall establish, maintain, or operate a tanning facility in the state without first having registered with the Department of Community Health. Read More

Water Well Abandonment

Unused water wells that are not properly abandoned leave open holes in the ground. These holes are dangerous. People (especially children), pets, and wild animals can get hurt or trapped after falling into an abandoned well. These holes serve as direct channels for contamination into Georgia’s groundwater. Find out how to properly abandon your water well. Read More

West Nile Virus Information

West Nile Virus (WNV) is usually spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites. Read More