Vacant Land Evaluations

The Environmental Health program conducts vacant land evaluations for a nominal fee (PDF). An Environmental Health Officer will evaluate wetland and United States Geological Survey (USGS) soil inventories and conduct a physical evaluation of the soil present on site to determine its suitability for placement of a well and/or on-site sewage disposal system.

Drinking Water Evaluation

There are areas of the county where it is not possible to obtain a safe drinking water supply. New construction is not permitted in these areas. A sanitarian will evaluate departmental and state records for known contamination, poor water quality, limited water quantity and areas where attempts to install legal wells have not been successful.




Need to consult with an Environmental Health Officer? Staff have office hours from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Other times are available by appointment. Call 231-724-6208.

Contact Information

For more information, call 231-724-6208.