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Ringgold County Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

As of July 1, 2021, Ringgold County’s environmental health programs are administered by the Ringgold County Environmental Health staff located in the Public Health office in Mount Ayr.  The office phone number is 641-464-0691 and the fax number is 641-464-2476.

Ringgold County Board of Health

Ringgold County Environmental Health is an agency of the Ringgold County Board of Health.

Our Mission

Ringgold County Environmental Health’s mission is to promote, protect and ensure the environmental health and well being of the citizens of Ringgold County and to provide equitable and economical service.

Our Service Area

Our service area encompasses the entire county of Ringgold, including both rural and non-rural properties.

Our Services

  • On-site waste-water treatment and disposal (septic systems)
  • Time of Transfer Inspections
  • Private wells
  • Indoor air quality (includes radon, mold, and pollutants)
  • Pool, spa, tanning bed and tattoo inspections (currently done by Clarke County Environmental Services, 641-223-8299)
  • Sewer camera inspections
  • General environmental health

Filing Environmental Complaints

Ringgold County Environmental Health investigates WRITTEN complaints regarding:

  • Dangerous buildings
  • Public nuisances
  • Health Hazards
  • Unhealthy living conditions
  • Illegal dumping

When filing a complaint regarding one of these areas, it is important to gather complete information before contacting our office. Things you will be asked to provide include property address, property owner’s or occupant’s name and phone number, nature and details of the complaint, and what has been done to contact the owner/occupant prior to referring them to our office.  The complaint form can be accessed by clicking here.