Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Our Mission

Through quality and timely customer service, it is the mission of Environmental Health to serve and educate the residents of Wicomico County in the essential functions of environmental public health, including drinking water, sewage disposal, food safety, recreational water safety, clean indoor air, and rabies.

Our Vision

To be a leader in the environmental public health field, grow as a team beyond the standard, and excel in customer service to the residents of Wicomico County.


The Environmental Protection Division is committed to providing safe and adequate sewage disposal and water supplies to our community.  The division permits and inspects all on-site sewage disposal systems.  We also permit and inspect all wells and manage subdivision plats, plumbing, perc tests and open burning. In addition, our staff maintains the county-wide groundwater monitoring network.

The Food Protection and Community Services Division is committed to providing a safe food supply to our community.  The division inspects all restaurants and temporary “festival-like” events.  We are responsible for the licensing and inspection of all public pools/spas and provide sanitary surveys for in home day care, foster care and adoptions. In addition, our staff maintains the county-wide rabies surveillance system.


Phone: (410) 546-4446

EH Emergency Line: (410) 543-6996

Fax: (410) 219-2822

Email: [email protected]

Location: 108 East Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

Appeals Process for Wells, On-site Sewage Disposal, Subdivision & Shared Facility Decisions

Appeals Process for Food Service Facility Decisions



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