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Contact Info

Office Hours:

M-F 9-12 & 1:30 – 4:30pm

Phone / Fax:

Phone: (641) 472-2561
Fax: (641) 209-3398


901 North 8th Street
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Environmental Health Department / Sanitarian

The Environmental Health Department is responsible for the environmental health for the citizens of Jefferson County.

Septic Duties

  • Note: Septic permitting information and documents are currently being updated.  Please check back soon or call the office.

Document Downloads

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Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader may be needed to view PDF documents.  Get it here:

Well Duties

Radon Duties

  • RADON – Provide information about radon.
    January of each year is Radon Action Month which is a good time to test your home for radon.
    Radon test kits can be purchased locally or by going to
    Go here for more information or here, or
    or call the Iowa Dept. of Public Health Radon Hot Line: 800-383-5992

Tanning / Tatoo / Pools

Food Inspections

  • Food inspections in Jefferson County are conducted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. For information or an inspection, call 515-281-6538.   The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is responsible for administering and enforcing the Iowa Food Code. (Updated 10/20/15)   Visit their website here
  • Note: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation provides on-line courses:
    For ServSafe Manager:
    For ServSafe Food Handler

Related Links & Resources (Offsite):

Iowa Department of Public Health Website
For Healthy Homes, from the Iowa Dept of Health

Mold information

Bed Bug information


New – Lyme Disease, from the Iowa Department of Health website

West Nile Virus, from the Iowa Department of Public Health

Zika Virus, from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Lead Poisoning: How to Protect Iowa Families, the brochure, has been updated and approved by EPA for continued use in Iowa –

Rabies information, from the Iowa Dept of Health

Asbestos, from a website from the United States Environmental Protection Agency where you can learn about Asbestos

Avian Influenza Information, from the CDC

Notice: County Courthouse Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

Temporary Polling Location Change: Fairfield 2nd Ward will vote at the County Engineer's Office, 901 N 8th St., Fairfield effective for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election.