Harrison County Health Department

Bethany, Missouri

Environmental Health Services

The Harrison County Health Department offers a number of environmental health services to protect the community from a number of environmental health hazards. 


We achieve these outcomes by conducting inspections, performing investigations and issuing permits.  Our trained staff routinely:


  • conducts sanitary inspections for local food service establishments, retail food establishments, food processing establishments, temporary food events, schools, senior centers, child care facilities and lodging establishments


  • issues permits for on-site wastewater treatment disposal systems on residential lots that are less than three (3) acres


  • investigates complaints related to the sanitation of all food establishments, child care facilities, lodging establishments and on-site wastewater treatment disposal systems


  • responds to emergencies (such as tornadoes, floods, fires, transportation accidents, etc.) in which food and food-related items are affected


  • responds and investigates incidents of food-borne illness


If you have questions or feel that you may be in need of our environmental health services, please call

(660) 425-6324 for more information.


Guidelines for Food Operations at Farmer's Market brochure is available for download at the below link:
Temporary Food Service Guidelines brochure is available for download at the below link: