Environmental Health

The mission of Environmental Health is to safeguard health, and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, technology, rules, public education and above all dedication to the public trust.

Environmental Health carries out this mission through both mandated and non- mandated services. Mandated services include on-site wastewater (septic systems), food and lodging, swimming pools, child daycare and institution inspections. The staff of the Jones County Environmental Health Division is charged with enforcing North Carolina laws and rules while performing these mandated programs.

For questions or concerns regarding septic tank please contact Vester Freeman via email at vfreeman@jonescountync.gov

The Environmental Health Division provides the following services:

  1. Septic tank permits for new installations and existing systems as well as repair permits for failing systems
  2. Water sampling for bacterial and chemical analysis
  3. Permits and inspections for facilities which provide food or lodging to the public (ex. Restaurants, hotels, schools, meat markets)
  4. Permits and inspections of public swimming pools
  5. Permits for tattoo facilities
  6. Inspections of rest and nursing facilities and daycare facilities
  7. Inspections of migrant housing
  8. Complaint investigations
  9. Rabies Control
  10. Mosquito Control

Environmental Health Fees

Approved EH Fee Schedule for FY 2023-24

Environmental Health Applications

New System Application Revised 04-05-2022

Existing System Application 10-27-2020

Repair Existing System 10-27-2020

Drinking Water Well Application

Application for Private Well Water Testing

For more information regarding the Environmental Health Division at the Jones County Health Department please contact Vester Freeman at 252-448-1221 or via email at vfreeman@jonescountync.gov.  Interpreter services are available if needed.

Environmental Health Links of Interest:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Environmental Health Division

North Carolina Department of Environmental Health

"Serving the Public Health Needs of Jones County, North Carolina"