The Environmental Health Division staff educates in regard to healthy environmental practices and enforces state and local laws and regulations to safeguard the health of Clark County residents and visitors. Each year, we provide thousands of inspections and consultations to individuals and businesses throughout Clark County. Our programs fall into three categories. They are either required by state law as mandated programs which are funded through licensing fees; unfunded mandated programs; or, non-mandated programs. The unfunded mandated programs and the non-mandated programs are operated by the Clark County Combined Health District as a service to the community.
The inspection staff in the Environmental Health Division are Registered Environmental Health Specialists as required by the State of Ohio. To qualify for registration, an individual must have a 4-year college degree with concentrated study in sciences, as well as supervised work experience in the profession.
On Sept. 20, 2022, proposed fees were presented to the Board of Health for the first reading. There will be a second reading/public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at 6 p.m., at the Health District offices, 529 E. Home Road, Springfield, OH 45503.
All interested parties are invited to attend or provide written comments to the above address prior to the meeting. Questions may be directed to Larry Shaffer, R.E.H.S. at (937) 390-5600, ext. 247.