Skip all navigation Skip to page navigation

DHHS Home | Assistance | Divisions | About DHHS | DHHS Contacts

NC Department of Health and Human Services
DPH Environmental Health Section
N.C. Public Health Home

Position Statements



Plan Review Database

EH Listserv

Environmental Health Staff by County (PDF, 1.6 MB) Updated 2024


Environmental Health Section

News and Highlights

07/03/2024: Spring 2024 Newsletter

12/04/2023: 2023 Fall Newsletter

11/15/2023: Environmental Health Section FY 2022-2023 Annual Report

09/27/2022: Environmental Health Section FY 2021-2022 Annual Report

  Governor Cooper Recognized September 16-20 as a SepticSmart Week in North Carolina

More than 25 million households in the United States rely on septic systems to collect, treat, and disperse their wastewater. That number includes about 2 million septic systems in North Carolina alone. The number of septic systems increase every year as result of continuous urban and suburban sprawl, rural development, and the high cost of central sewer systems.

Properly installed and maintained septic systems are environmentally friendly, safe for public health, and may provide a permanent wastewater treatment solution. It is important for all NC citizens served by septic systems to be aware of and practice proper care and maintenance of this important component of their home infrastructure. That is why Governor Cooper recognized September 16-20, 2019, as SepticSmart Week in North Carolina. SepticSmart Week is an annual event focused on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. For more information, please visit the EPA's website.

Hurricane Preparedness

Plan Review Fees

There are two payment options for paying the plan review fee:

  1. Call 919-707-5864 to pay by credit card, or
  2. Pay by check.

Inspections, Statistics, and Fees Payments

Pay Invoices Online

Additional Highlights

The mission of the Environmental Health Section of the Division of Public Health is to protect people by promoting a safe and healthy environment in partnership with private businesses and public agencies through consistent application of education, best practices, and compliance monitoring.

The Section is comprised of the agencies which fall under the Food Protection and Facilities Branch, the Children's Environmental Health Branch, Centralized Intern Training and Authorization, and the On-site Water Protection Branch.

Branches and Programs

[+] Expand All | [-] Contract All

Food Protection and Facilities Branch

Children's Environmental Health

Centralized Intern Training and Authorization

Health Hazards Control Unit (Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Programs)

On-Site Water Protection Branch






Updated: May 10, 2024