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Food Safety, Lodging and Recreation Licensing
The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing Staff are responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of retail food stores, restaurants, hotels, motels, tourist rooming houses, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools including water park attractions, campgrounds, recreation and educational camps, and tattoo and body piercing establishments in Lincoln County.

For a licensing application visit www.lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com

For USDA Food Recalls
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts

Mobile Park Inspections and Permits
Mobile Home Park permits are issued by the Lincoln County Health Department's Environmental Health Program under an agent contract from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Lincoln County Human Health Hazards Ordinance and Compliance
In 1996, the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors ordained the "Human Health Hazards" ordinance. Enforcement of the Human Health ordinance is the role of Lincoln County Board of Health and Lincoln County Health Department's Health Officer and Environmental Specialist. If a human health hazard is found, the Health Department works with the owner to ensure safe removal of the hazard. If an owner does not comply with removal of the hazard, a citation of up to $429 may be issued. For a copy of the Lincoln County Nuisance-Human Health Hazards Ordinance, Chapter 11.04, contact Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307.

WDNR, Transient non-community Wells

Lincoln County Health Department is contracted through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to collect drinking water quality samples, conduct all required follow-up needed based on sample results, and evaluate the sanitary condition of the well and pump installation. A non-community water system includes an establishment that serves at least 25 people over at least 60 days of the year, but does not serve the same 25 people over 6 months of the year. Examples include restaurants, motels, taverns, parks, and campgrounds. Testing and evaluations are conducted annually.


General Environmental Health
Lincoln County Health Department's Environmental Health Specialist is also available to provide consultation on issues such as radon gas, mold, indoor air quality, lead poisoning and drinking water quality.

Useful Links:

Indoor Air Quality - Wisconsin Division of Public Health
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh/air/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy Swimming
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming

Environmemt Health Resources - Wisconsin Department of Health Services
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh

Meghan Williams
Environmental Health Specialist
Lincoln County Health Department
607 North Sales St. Suite 101
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-539-1364
Fax: 715-536-2011
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