Environmental Health Division

The Environmental Health Division is responsible for numerous programs including food service operations, retail food establishments, vending machines, mobile/temporary food operations, campgrounds, manufactured home parks, resident/day camps, schools, solid waste haulers, water and sewage haulers, infectious waste generators, and communicable disease such as rabies and West Nile Virus.

The Environmental Health Division issues permits for private water systems and household sewage treatment systems. Home loan inspections on sewage systems are performed for real estate transactions.

Environmental Health Tick and Mosquito Information
Watch your step! Whether working, playing or just enjoying the outdoors, it is essential to limit your exposure to ticks. Ticks are capable of transmitting disease, but fortunately there are several tactics you can use to reduce your risk of tick bites and tick-borne disease exposure. Ticks like warm, humid environments and are readily found in high grass and wooded areas. To help avoid ticks, take these simple steps: walk in the center of trails, keep grass mowed and weeds cut, use a repellent with DEET (on skin or clothing) or permethrin (on clothing) and wear long sleeves, long pants and socks, wear light colored clothing so the ticks will be easier to see, and tuck your pant legs into your socks. Daily tick checks are recommended and should include full body checks of anyone that has been outdoors, including pets. If you find a tick attached, remove it by grasping as close to the skin as possible with tweezers and pulling straight up. Wash the affected area with soap and water immediately after removing the tick. If you have any questions, contact the Vinton County Health Department, 31927 State Route 93, McArthur or (740) 596-0473.

The Vinton County Health Department has been spraying for mosquitoes.  We now have an active link in which you can report mosquito related issues as well as request for a location to be sprayed or for a location to not be sprayed.  Follow this link: 


Environmental Health Division Fee Schedule
Sewage System Information
Private Water Systems Information
Food Service and Food Recalls Information
Nuisance Complaints and Animal Bite Forms
Solid Waste Information
Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Information

Janelle McManis, R.S. Director of Environmental Health jmcmanis@vintonohhealth.org
Alex Cogley, S.I.T. Sanitarian In Training  acogley@vintonohhealth.org 
Josh Radcliff, S.I.T. Sanitarian In Training jradcliff@vintonohhealth.org
Emily Coleman Environmental Clerk ecoleman@vintonohhealth.org
Phone: 740-596-0473    
Fax: 740-596-5837    
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