Environmental Health

Staff at the Environmental Public Health Department deals with safe practices and inspections concerning restaurants, childcare, and lodging.  Complaints concerning the sanitation of these establishments are investigated, as are allegations of food-borne illnesses obtained from restaurants.  On-site wastewater treatment systems are permitted through this department; complaints concerning these systems are investigated. 

Current Inspections

View inspection results for childcare facilities, lodging establishments and schools in St. Francois County.

Food Establishments

Inspected facilities include restaurants, school cafeterias, retail groceries, mobile food vendors, taverns, temporary food stands, bakeries, and USDA summer food program sites.  There is no fee for inspections.  The Missouri Food Code contains all the rules that must be followed for those who sell or prepare food.  The Food Code may be viewed or downloaded:


Wastewater Treatment

Need an onsite wastewater treatment system? Find a registered installer and local soil scientists here.

Water Testing

The Environmental Sanitation department at St. Francois County Health Department has its own well water testing system. Find out what we test for, the testing costs, and more.