Environmental Health deals with those areas of the environment which may adversely affect the public's health. This is done by a form of health risk management accomplished by permitting and monitoring the various public environments throughout the county, and responding to the environmental health emergencies of a growing community. Environmental Health protects our community by investigating, monitoring and regulating the activities in our environment that may affect our health and contribute to the transmission of disease. Our authority stems from the Legislature through Chapter 381, Florida Statutes.
For more information on programs, please visit the Department of Health's website or call (863) 773-4161.